Tag: Britain

Eurocrats demand £8 billion in extra national payments to Brussels budget : While others Cut the EU increases spending at twice the rate of inflation

Eurocrats are to demand £8 billion in extra national payments to the Brussels budget fuelling government anger at the “incontinence” of European Union spending. The European Commission will request increased contributions from national treasuries to plug a black hole in its budget. Photo: ALAMY By Bruno Waterfield, Brussels […]

Energy companies ‘overcharge customers by £600m’

Energy companies have overcharged households and businesses up to £600 million   by manipulating the electricity market, ministers have said. By Rowena Mason, Political Correspondent 10:00PM BST 21 Aug 2012 The Government believes companies have been “profiting unfairly at the expense   of [the] consumer” by overloading the national grid with […]

Russia jailed three members of punk band Pussy Riot for criticising President Vladimir Putin: Britain: Sentencing is a ‘disproportionate response’

By Agence France-Presse Friday, August 17, 2012 16:12 EDT Britain added its voice to the international chorus of criticism of Russia on Friday after a court jailed three members of punk band Pussy Riot for criticising President Vladimir Putin Alistair Burt, a junior foreign minister, said he was […]