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 bloc’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 EU’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which released its Autumn report on Thursday.

The EU’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 “the sick man of Europe”.

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

HuffPost UK has contacted the Treasury for comment.