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Cameron admits that the Treasury kept him in the dark over £1.7bn EU bill — Aside from his visible fury at the EU landing him with a bill for an extra £1.7bn in membership contributions, the most notable thing about David Cameron's press conference in Brussels was his admission of a communication breakdown inside the government.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @D_Blanchflower: Treasury knew months ago UK economy had been reclassified as larger so a higher EU membership fee would result...!…

Oct 24, 2014

Osborne found out about the £1.7bn EU bill on Tuesday. Cameron only learned of it yesterday:

Commons Confidential: The Ukip One bags a place among the left-wing firebrands — Fun and games between Labour's awkward squad and the Ukip One. Since his triumph in Clacton for the Purple Shirts, Tory turncoat Douglas Carswell has opted to sit in the Commons chamber on the front bench below the gangway populated by the socialist heckler tendency.
Oct 24, 2014

"Please refrain from loud, boisterous language" Downton-style orders to Parliament's staff…

Oct 23, 2014

When Carswell was told to eff off plus a new class divide in Westminster. My @NewStaesman column…