EU membership costing UK £1 million per hour - TUV leader

TUV leader Jim Allister.

TUV leader Jim Allister.

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TUV leader and North Antrim MLA, Jim Allister who is standing for the party in the forthcoming Euro elections has claimed that EU membership is costing Britain £1 million every hour.

He said the elections would focus on a key national issue - the country’s future relationship with the EU.

He said: “It is shameful that after over 40 years of the EU being a huge drain on our national resources, the people of the United Kingdom are being denied a referendum on our membership. TUV demands an in/out referendum.

“We pour £17billion into Brussels and even with the rebate and grants we get back barely half. Our input represents a staggering daily cost of £23.6million or £1million every hour! In addition, EU membership is robbing us of the right to make our own decisions on such vital matters as immigration, trade agreements and social policy.