Pearson Blasts BoJo: ‘You Don’t Understand The EU’
Yesterday, we reported on Boris Johnson reviving the flagging controversy over the claim made during the referendum campaign that £350 million saved from exiting the EU could be diverted to fund the perpetually short of cash NHS.
Lord Pearson, a UKIP peer and former leader, has waded into the row saying that repeating this “naughty” claim shows Mr Johnson “does not understand the EU.”
That’s the gross figure we give to the EU but they give us back half of it, about £10bn a year.
He went onto say that he had “begged” the Vote Leave campaign not to use this “misleading” claim. This is one of those rows that looks set to rumble on and on.