The Greek economy has shrunk by 0.7% in the latest period.
The French economy has shrunk by 0.8% in the latest period.
UK manufacturing shrank by 0.7% in the same time frame.
All the falls were “larger than expected”.
So, with everything going so well, the European Commission decided to award itself a €2bn budget increase….and our brave MEPs approved it with the proviso that the EC pay off its quarter-billion of unpaid debts by 2016. Insisting they find some auditors willing to sign off the budget this time would be nice, but we mustn’t hope for too much.
Another million votes for Nasty Nigel Ithangyoo, kerr-ching.