A Google map layered with EU funded projects in England between 2014 and 2020 has been created to definitively answer the question “what has the EU ever done for us”.
The map is littered with EU flags that show how cash from Brussels has been spent in the UK.
Although data from Wales and Scotland is missing, the veritable spread across England shows a huge number of vital projects that have been financed by the union.
In 2014, the UK received a total of 6.984 billion euros of EU money which equates to around 5 per cent of the overall payments the EU made in that year.
That money went to agriculture, projects benefiting poorer areas and to research, education and innovation.
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