Court of Auditors describe EU spending as ‘irregular and possibly illegal’

Court of Auditors describe EU spending as ‘irregular and possibly illegal’

More than €133.6 billion of European Union budget payments last year were “affected by material error”, with official auditors expected to brand them as irregular and possibly illegal. “Payments for 2014 are materially affected by error. We therefore give an adverse opinion on their legality and regularity,” the report concluded. Responding to this UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott, a member of the EU Budget Control committee said: “This year's Court of Auditors' report is scathing about how the EU mis-spends its money, just as Cameron tells us back home he's renegotiating with the European Union.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgetary Control, Newsroom, 2015, November, Jonathan Arnott

UKIP MEPs bash Bunker-Busting Budget increases for the EU

UKIP MEPs bash Bunker-Busting Budget increases for the EU

The British government was badly defeated after boasting about cutting the budget as agreed in Council in 2015, but today (28th October) the European Parliament voted to reject the cuts and instead increase the EU budget 2016 by 4 billion euro. UKIP MEP and Budget Control committee member, Jonathan Arnott said in response: "Europhile MEPs have gone for a bunker-busting budget, increasing spending commitments by 4 billion euro. This is a major defeat for Cameron who boasted of getting an agreement to cut the budget at the European Council in 2015. This has been shown to be a sham.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, Budgetary Control, Newsroom, 2015, October, Jonathan Arnott