When Cameron said that we would not be paying the £1.7bn extortion money to the EU on December 1st I wondered why he didn't just say that we wouldn't be paying it full stop. I had a good idea that he was bullshitting, as he usually does.
Then last week the Tories claimed to have won a great success, they claimed they had had the amount to be paid halved, after hard negotiation. That's not actually true.
The Tories have agreed to pay half the extortion money, correct. The other half is being paid by us losing £850m from our rebate next year.
Now I'm no mathematician but £850m plus £850m equals £1.7bn. Which is the exact amount the EU demanded from us.