Is the government wrong to be using £9.3m of taxpayers’ money to fund pro-EU literature? - City AM

The government should never waste money on the sort of patronising propaganda that will be landing on our doormats. Taxpayers across the country have different views on the EU, so it is abhorrent for the government to be using our money to tell us what to think and how to vote. The £9.3m being spent promoting the government’s position dwarfs the £7m that both lead campaigns can spend during the regulated campaigning period, making it harder to see the referendum as a fair fight. And since the country is still dealing with such a huge deficit, it’s odd that the government was able to find the cash to fund this exercise. There are better ways this money could have been spent – or it could have been left in taxpayers’ pockets. The debate about our relationship with the EU is an important one, but it should be for campaigners on both sides to make their respective cases, without the Whitehall machine abusing our cash to skew it.

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Is the government wrong to be using £9.3m of taxpayers’ money to fund pro-EU literature? - City AM
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