Nigel Farage says George Osborne is "trying to spin his way out of disaster" with his claims that Britain has halved its £1.7 billion EU bill.
Osborne trying to spin his way out of disaster. UK still paying full £1.7bn, his credibility is about to nose dive.
The Ukip leader said the decision to use a planned rebate to pay for half of the "unfair" levy was not the "result" the Chancellor had claimed.
Borrowing what we are rightfully owed in the future to pay an unfair bill being levied now is not a victory. It's a sham
An EU official has poured scorn on the Chancellor's claim to have "halved" the UK's budget surcharge.
David Cameron's allies are offering little support in his battle against a £1.7 billion bill and freedom of movement around the EU.
Change the access to benefits - as Germany is doing - they say, but don't even think of touching free movement.