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Diane Dodds warns over EU budget hike

European Commission proposals for the next long-term EU budget will cost the equivalent if every UK family handing over as much as £7 a year, an MEP has warned.

Diane Dodds said the planned 5% increase from 214 to 22 would cost the UK an extra £1bn.

"With people already struggling due to the current economic climate, we simply cannot afford an increase in EU taxation and the greater costs to businesses and consumers," she added.

Belfast Telegraph