A Conservative Party pledge to stop British taxpayers’ money being sent to the families of EU migrants across the continent looks like it will be broken.
The Times report that EU migrants will still be able to receive child benefits even for families who have never even set foot in Britain in what would amount to a clear example of backsliding.
Effectively, child benefit payments have been ‘exported’ out of the UK into the pockets of those living across the EU. This was something that David Cameron as promised that the Conservative Party would tackle and put an end to.
The Tory manifesto pledge read: “If an EU migrant’s child is living abroad, then they should receive no child benefit or child tax credit, no matter how long they have worked in the UK and no matter how much tax they have paid.”
A Clean Brexit must be delivered and the British people expect the government to stand up for taxpayers. The ludicrous practise of taxpayers’ money paying for people who have never even set foot in the country is plainly wrong. Theresa May needs to show some guts and deliver what the Tories promised.