European Commission Brutally Trolls Britain With Growth Forecast Tweet

George Bowden
The European Commission has used a tweet to highlight poor growth predictions for the UK economy next year.

The European Commission has highlighted lacklustre growth predictions for the British economy after Brexit.

In an emoji-laden tweet, the Commission placed the UK at the very bottom of a long list of growth forecasts for the blocโ€™s current 28 members next year.

Malta, Ireland and Slovakia topped the table, with expected growth of 4.9, 4.5 and 4.1% respectively.

While Italy and Britain came joint bottom with a predicted increase of just 1.2% next year.

The figures relate to economist predictions of how much the Gross Domestic Product of each nation will increase as a percentage.

The data is produced by the EUโ€™s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which released its Autumn report on Thursday.

The EUโ€™s view of the British economy is worse than the independent Office for Budget Responsibility, which said the UK economy would grow by 1.6% next year.

The EU predicts Britain will also see 1.2% growth in 2020.

David Lammy, the Labour MP, said the tweet showed Britain had become โ€œthe sick man of Europeโ€.

While others highlighted the time it takes to find the Union Flag.

HuffPost UK has contacted the Treasury for comment.