UK's Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

December 17, 2014 7:00 PM

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UK's Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne was criticized by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic bust up with EU officials.

In November a statistical review of national income data generated a 2.1 billion euro bill that caught Prime Minster David Cameron by surprise, provoking a furious response.

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