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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Tony Blair wants UK to pay its 'fair share'

The Scotsman
Picture: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images

Blair comes under fire for plan to give up 15% of EU rebate

TONY Blair said yesterday he would accept a 15 per cent cut in Britain's European Union rebate, triggering accusations of betrayal as he edged closer to a deal on the EU budget. The Prime Minister made the concession to leaders of new members of the EU, in exchange for them giving up 5 per cent of their funding from the union.

The reduction in Britain's £3.8 billion rebate as part of a package to pay for EU enlargement is set to cost Britain £1 billion. Read more....


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