The UK earned more than we might have, that's nice. I did too; that's also nice. Our accountant, George, didn't realise that we'd have to pay more tax, so now Dave is saying "Won't pay".
Hey, can I do that? Last year, I earned more than I might have. Can I say "Won't pay"?
Dave has now painted himself into a corner, a bit like he did over the EU presidency. he warned of "grave consequences on public opinion in Britain". I challenge you to name the president! Public opinion DOESN'T CARE. And Dave looked an idiot when he was ignored.
Now he's making a big deal out of the £1.7 billion tax we owe. Granted, £1.7 billion is a lot of money, It's nearly 0.1% of the UK national income. Massive. It's like being asked for £100 when your salary is £100,000 because your salary was £10,000 more than you thought it would be.
Yes, I wouldn't refuse the offer of £1.7 billion if it were made to me. But it won't be. I have to share it with 60 million other people, so I'd only get thirty quid. Enough for a third of a tank of petrol (of which the taxman grabs £20).
Now that Dave has said "We won't pay and you can't make us", he's going to look such a complete wally when he find out that they can and we will. And UKIP will make major hay out of this.
Don't look at me. I didn't vote for him. I don't fancy Farage, he has a look about him. And Milliband wants to tax my house. Looks like I'll be voting for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party again.