I HAVE to apologise to readers that I had misrepresented facts about the cost of EU membership, during my recent European election campaign.
My campaign highlighted that the European Union costs the taxpayer £40 million a day. This underestimated our spending on membership, as a report by the Office of National Statistics showed that membership was at £45 million day.
Many people across Solihull have faced redundancy and amended their way of living to suit a new budget.
The clear question is - how does the EU impact my finances? To answer this, consider how much is taken from your wallet, through tax money to pay for membership.
The sum of £670 is the payment made by each of us to pay for membership to the European Union. We have to consider, whether we are getting value for money.
I think we need to consider the possibility that membership of the European Union is not of benefit, and that a free trade agreement with the Union would suffice.
Nikki Sinclaire MEP, West Midlands.