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George Lyon MEP writes: Lib Dem MEPs will resist secret EU vote

Last week the European Council agreed a new European budget that will, for the first time, see a cut in the amount of money that the EU spends.

Liberal Democrats at Westminster and in the European Parliament have made clear that the EU needs to live within its means. We are in favour of a sensible and realistic deal that reflects the tough economic times that ordinary people are facing. Some MEPs see things differently and oppose the idea of a degree of fiscal restraint in Europe.

People who oppose the cuts in the EU budget that have been put forward are …

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  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 25th Jul - 12:00pm
    Doesn't really help anyone and is really cruel.
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    "We believe that power should be held at the lowest most local level, and only passed ‘upwards’ when there is a need to take a...
  • User AvatarStuart 25th Jul - 11:58am
    So, with the UK economy larger than it has ever been in history, the lion's share of the comments here are a mixture of gloom...
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 25th Jul - 11:58am
    @ Dav, One can speculate all one likes Dav but it doesn't mean that it is fact. Divorce is a fact of life for many...
  • User AvatarRabi Martins 25th Jul - 11:58am
    I am really heartened by Nick's public pronouncement on this There really is no justification for us turning a blind eye to this barbaric practice...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 25th Jul - 11:53am
    @Will Mann The fact that we don't know what the future holds doesn't mean that, when things are going (relatively) well and we have played...