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I HAVE to apologise to readers that I had misrepresented facts about the cost of EU membership, during my recent European election campaign.

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.

 

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