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Old 27.06.2016, 17:02
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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There's no such thing as "European Money". It's European Tax Payer's money, of which in recent years, British Tax Payers were the second biggest net contributors.

The Grauniad like to talk about it like it's some big happy pot of money that the EU distribute to people out of kindness.
Well if you're talking about Tax Payers money then surely it's the per head contribution that is relevant, not the total per country. By which measure the UK isn't even in the top 10 gross (I got bored counting after I found 10 with larger per head contributions)

A bit higher on net contributions but still only about 7th.
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