Qikz wrote:Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Interesting from tonight's French debate that Macron insisted that France only pay €6bn to the EU. Le Pen said it was €9bn. Whoever is right the figure is still far lower than what the UK pays in. It would mean that we pay more than double what France does even with our rebate if you take Macrons figures.
I've always wondered why France have always managed to get such a cushy number in the EU.
We had the cushiest deal in the EU. We had so many concessions we shouldn't have had.
Whilst we had a lot of concessions France I think had the best deal overall. The money they received through CAP for decades was phenomenal and destroyed the farming industry elsewhere throughout the EU. Even with our rebate we were still paying more in than France and getting less back despite our economies and population being very similar.