Welsh Labour MEP, Derek Vaughan, has called for the English to give even more money to Wales to make up for a £400m cut in EU funding agreed by the British.
When the EU budget was “cut”, as well as our contributions going up the amount of money we get back from the EU was also cut. As Wales is a net recipient of EU funding that means that the Welsh lose more funding per capita than the English and it’s this funding reduction agreed by the British government that Derek Vaughan thinks the English should compensate them for.
Wales already gets nearly £1,400 more in per capita public spending than England so Vaughan can sod off. It’s about time the rest of the UK started paying their own bills and stopped leaching off the English taxpayer.