The UK’s Brexit “divorce bill” stood at €41.8bn (£36.7bn) in 2021, according to the EU’s official auditors.
The European court of auditors’ annual report revealed that the UK was expected to make €10.9bn in payments to the EU during 2022.
The Brexit divorce bill was down from €47.5bn (£41.7bn) in 2020, reflecting payments made by the British government.
If we’d stayed in then we would have had to pay this amount. At least. We leave, we have to pay this amount. So, this isn’t an amount determined by being in or not being in. It’s an amount determined by having been in.
This isn’t the divorce bill, this is the alimony. We made a mistake, whelped some idiot policies which we’ve got to pay for. But the advantage of alimony is that the payments do stop – as they don’t if you continue the marriage.