From Neil Bamforth at MadMikesAmerica:
The European Union seem to have declined Britain’s most generous offer of 20 billion pounds as a ‘divorce settlement’ when we leave – albeit I’m still tempted to write ‘if we leave’ as I’m far from convinced the British government has the balls to actually do it. Still, we must proceed under the impression we are leaving as that is what we voted to do. Latest reports suggest Prime Minister, Theresa May, is about to offer them 40 billion to try and get things moving.
This 20 billion / 40 billion business is quite confusing mainly because nobody has the foggiest idea why we should be offering them any money at the moment.