David Cameron's claims that he forced the EU to slash its budget are looking even more absurd after the European Commission disclosed today that the EU has rolled over €26bn (£20.3bn) in unpaid bills into the 2014 accounts.
While the Tory leader continues to brag that he forced Brussels to slash 2014 expenditure at a summit in February 2013, what he wants British voters to forget is that the Commission was back within months with the first of several legally-binding amending budgets for another €4.7bn (£3.7bn), of which British taxpayers will have to find about £500m.
Today we learn that taxpayers have been burdened with a further €26bn in unpaid bills dropped into the 2014 EU budget, for programmes to which the UK and other member states agreed and to which they are legally commmited.
Yet again this is proof David Cameron and the Conservatives are only pretending they can control EU expenditure while refusing to stop the European Commission taking on relentlessly increasing numbers of financial commitments.
The Eurofederalists demand "More money for more Europe," and the Cameron government is letting them have it by the billion.
Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Deputy Leader, said today: "Every time David Cameron claims he has forced Brussels to slash the EU budget, he is misleading British taxpayers. The figures out today from the European Commission prove that Cameron's claims are a fraud. The bloated expenditure by EU politicians and bureaucrats continues to grow, and Cameron has done nothing to stop it. The Tory leader's dishonest claims that he has forced Brussels to slash spending leaves him with serious questions to answer."