You pay to play in the EU - and this mess is nobody's fault but our own
Published 21/07/2016 | 02:30
You pay to play in the EU, and in broad strokes the price is worked out on a fairly straightforward basis.
Rather than a flat fee per country, or a price based on population, it's the size of the economy that matters.
In our case, having long been poorer than the European average, the exact formula didn't really matter for almost the entire time we've been members.