Fresh anger erupted over the £45billion Brexit Bill last night as it emerged the cash could go towards funding free Wifi in Greek hotels.
The money may also go towards free rail passes on the continent, tackling Euroscepticism and renovating the former home of one of the bloc’s founding fathers.
The revelations has sparked fresh questions over why Britain has agreed to the EU’s demand to pour billions of pounds into Brussels’ coffers for years to come.
Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Peter Bone MP said the Government was ‘betraying the trust of the British people’ in agreeing to pay so much money.
He said voters who backed Brexit will want the cash to be spent on the ‘NHS, social care and defence, they would not want it given to the European Union’.
Theresa May, pictured in Brussels last week, has agreed to pay £45billion to the Eu in a bid to finally move on to trade talks – but the cash could be spent on vanity projects like renovating the former home of one of the founding fathers of the EU
Fellow Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said there was ‘growing concern that Her Majesty’s Government seems in these negotiations to be dancing to the tune of the European Commission’.
Britain is understood to have signed up to the £45bn bill as Theresa May makes a final push to get the EU to move on to trade talks by the New Year.
The Brussels club has so fare refused to kick start the next phase of negotiations until sufficient progress is made on the bill, EU citizens rights and the Irish border.
But the cash could go towards a string of highly controversial projects including plans to install free Wi-Fi in parks, squares, public buildings and Greek hotels costing £110million.
It may also be spent on handing out free inter-rail passes for 18-year-olds to help teach them about EU core values costing up to £1.5billion.
And the money might be spent on renovating former home of EU founding father Jean Monnet in Paris costing £10.5million.
Tor MP and leading Brexiteers Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured left) and Peter Bone (pictured right) have raised concerns about the amount of the Brexit divorce bill pointing out that votes would expect the money to be spent on the NHS and schools
And the cash might bankroll a series of projects to ‘challenge Euroscepticism’ costing some £450,000.
Meanwhile, Britain and the EU are said to be on the brink of a breakthrough on the stand-off on the Irish border after new proposals based on fresh devolution to Belfast.
Under the plan the Northern Ireland Executive would be given sweeping authority to keep laws in the province close to the EU single market rules.
The set up would allow Northern Ireland to leave the customs union with the rest of Britain but still operate different rules on cross-border trade to the mainland UK.
If it went ahead, it could balance demands from Dublin for Northern Ireland to stay on EU customs terms and London’s desire to quit the single market and customs union.
Neither side wants a ‘hard border’ but there has been no agreement so far on how this could be achieved.