The European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker issued compulsory refugee quotas to member states so that they can share the burden.
But even though Britain has opted out of the ruling, the Government will still have to foot the bill, according to a Downing Street spokesman.
The costs will be met by the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund – which Britain pays in to.
And officials will demand an extra £780 million from governments to fund the relocation.
The countries taking in refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea will be given £6,000 per person.
Britain’s total cost will be £90 million over two years.
It is clear that the European Common Asylum Policy were set so wide that anyone who sets a foot on EU soil can stay. This is just not good enough.
I think it is time that we stopped payments to funds we don’t believe in and don’t want to fund. This would provoke fines and much EU noise but would force a crisis. What could the EU actually do? The ultimate sanction would be to chuck us out of the EU which would save us all the cost of a referendum. But the reality, the fear of losing us would mean that would have to back down.
Lets start using our economic muscle.