EU leaders deadlocked in summit budget battle as exit polls predict Johnson victory

European Union leaders were deadlocked over the bloc’s first EU budget after Brexit in Brussels last night, as exit polls predicted a solid victory for Boris Johnson in the general election.

Britain is the third largest contributor to the current EU budget. It  is estimated that Brexit will leave a £88.9 billion shortfall in the next seven year budget, which is meant to begin in 2021. 

Heads of state and government are divided over whether the next budget, the first without Britain paying in, should increase. France and Germany, the bloc’s two most influential countries, were on opposing side of the battle in Brussels.

“Some people want to pay less, some people want to get more, others to do…

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