They say VAT will "cost us" £12.5bln p.a.
IIRC the EU collects VAT revenues.
People had said that the EU would not "allow" Gordon* to cut VAT for the above reason.
Gordon is cutting VAT.
We are told the cut will cost us...Non-sequitur?
Maybe not. Maybe the above adds up with one additional suggestion - Gordon, Town Clerk of Britain, got the ok from his EU masters as long as the UK Treasury funded the difference between 17.5% and 15% and passed the full amount on to the EU. That is my suspicion.
* Dear Darling, stooge, front man. Toady. I actually feel sorry for you. Grow a pair and tell Gordon to shove his job. The population will admire and respect you for it. Resign. In a blaze of glory. History will never forget you. So the Lefties will hate you, but that will be a badge of honour. Trust me.