The UK taxpayer could still end up forking out for the bailout of debt-stricken Greece despite Treasury assurances, politicians warned last night. The fears come as eurozone finance ministers are today expected to discuss a package of aid worth tens of billions of euros for the ailing country. Philip Davies, Tory MP for Shipley, last night said it would be 'unacceptable' for UK taxpayers to be asked to pay any money to help Athens.
And he urged Gordon Brown to give a cast-iron guarantee that it would not happen.
He said: 'We always fear the worst with this Government. 'Perhaps the Prime Minister should give a categoric assurance that not one penny piece of UK taxpayers' money will go towards bailing out Greece.
'We've got enough financial problems of our own without having to bail out another irresponsible country.'