In his unconscious quest to lead Britain to bankruptcy, Gordon Brown has just blown another £500 million a year. This morning in Brussels he committed this country to giving poor countries £500 million a year to cushion the effects of countering climate change. This amounts to 27% of the total EU contribution, a figure the French are matching. But why are we contributing more than our fair share at a time when our debt is spiralling out of control?
Yet again Gordon Brown has proved to be a soft touch in international negotiations.
His first priority now should be to get our public finances in order. Nothing else matters in the short term.