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over a certain number of years?
"If passed directly on to taxpayers by the Treasury the increase would cost the average British family an extra £77 in EU contributions in 2013".
Not sure off the top of my head what the current contribution to the 'average British family' is mind you.
Don't tell me we were all misled about his achievements!
If we're in a Union then it should be a united thing decided by majority democratic consensus*. The idea that, like with the UN (where vetoes shouldn't exist either) one or two powerful countries can block everything else by tossing their toys out of the pram isn't conducive to democracy.
*the democratic-ness or otherwise of the current structure of the EU is a separate debate.
It's not really a seperate debate. Many EU issues require unanimity, meaning each country essentially gets a veto. So given the 'current structure of the EU' it's not entirely unfair to suggest that this proposal should also require unanimity.
There is a lot of QMV on certain issues.
rather than country-by-country
it is just formalising funding to pay for spending that has already been agreed. Paying for this is a condition of the 2014-20 budget cut. If he vetos it, he vetos his own policy.