Brexit outrage: European Commission bills Britain one billion on EU exit day

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THE European Commission billed the UK £1.09 billion on the very night the nation left the EU.

Source: Brexit outrage: European Commission bills Britain one billion on EU exit day

According to the Daily Telegraph Brussels claims the UK owes £1.09  billion because of increases in gross national income and VAT receipts. The bill was sent to the UK embassy, and now the British government has been notified.

EU sources speaking to the paper have attributed the bill to the period of 2019-20.

In 2019 the UK paid Brussels near £9 billion in total.

Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission said: “We open another chapter. It is a story of old friends and new beginnings.”

“Strength does not lie in splendid isolation, but in our unique Union.

She added that the EU “way more stronger than any single country”.

Meanwhile, three presidents of the EU institutions provided the UK with a fresh Brexit warning.

Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, stated: “If the UK decides to diverge from EU standards, it will have less access to the single market.”

In Brussels, the EU capital, Brexit Party MEP spoke after leaving the European Parliament for the last time.

She said: “We believe Britain can now go forward into a future rejoicing.

“Our duty is done, our harvest is home, and now we’re off.”

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