How about we help the economy by saving £55.8bn per year?
The European Union is costing Britain a staggering £106,000 a minute, a think-tank has revealed.
As the UK teeters on the brink of what experts predict will be the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression, the Government has surrendered £55.8billion to Brussels this year.
That is equivalent to paying a whopping £900 for every man, woman and child in the country.
And it's not just the Government losing money hand over fist.
... red tape imposed by the EU has cost British business about £28billion, according to statistics calculated by the European Commission's vice-chairman Günter Verheugen.
That's a hefty wedge of cash, Ministers must be extremely concerned ... or perhaps not.
Ministers gave up £7billion of the UK’s EU budget rebate on the grounds that the farming system would be reformed.
But this did not happen - a failure Environment Secretary Hilary Benn conceded is a 'missed opportunity'.
The loss of £7bn for no benefit to the country whatsoever is just a 'missed opportunity'? How very blasé.
The BBC don't seem too worried about this massive cash leak either. The story doesn't appear on their web-site. Unless it's squirrelled away where no-one will reasonably be able to find it, that is.