Brussels to UK: We would like another £500 million for Ukraine and youth unemployment, election results be damned

<— Herman Van Rompuy. In the words of Nigel Farage: You have “all the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk”

The EU sparked fury by demanding an extra £500 million from British taxpayers – just hours after claiming it would take heed of damning election results.

The European Commission was accused of “living on a different planet” after asking member countries for a £3.8 billion cash increase to its budget.

Around an eighth of this will come from UK pockets, with the cash going on projects to help drive down Europe’s chronic youth unemployment – as well as £200 million for crisis-hit Ukraine including £60 million from British taxpayers.

The astonishing demand came just hours after Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, said EU leaders had agreed to “re-evaluate” its agenda after voters “sent a strong message” at the weekend.