Shapps ups the anti in Brussels.

Tory Chairman Grant Shapps has this morning turned up the volume ahead of the crucial EU Budget negotiations in Brussels.

The Welwyn Hatfield MP, who has already upset Lib Dems by targeting their seats in 2015 has just gone on record as saying the Government "intend to at least freeze, if not cut" the amount paid to the EU.

Shapps said that any increase in contribution would be "unacceptable, particularly in these difficult times."

Don't tell Cleggers!