Profligate spending by EU diplomats based all over the globe has been slammed by a Wirral Euro MP.

A new report has shown how EU embassies ran up huge liabilities by signing off long-term aid programmes which had gone way over budget - and it could have British taxpayers on the hook for an extra £1.8 billion bill.

The European Parliament's Budgetary Control Committee has found that the the EU’s 139 foreign service offices had run up bills of £15.6 billion for development aid projects in 2014 alone.

The budgetary black hole could take decades to fill unless national governments make additional contributions.

Paul Nuttall, North West MEP and UKIP deputy leader, calimed the only reason the EU had set up their embassies “was because of its agenda to be a superstate.

He said: “We have our own embassies all round the world and I don’t see why we should be forced into handing over mind-blowing sums to be squandered by the EU which has not had its accounts signed off for 20 years?

“This report also shows how £11.5 billion a year - half the EU’s annual aid budget -is wasted through local corruption and plain bad management in African and Arab countries.

“An inquiry into 2013 EU aid spending uncovered similar failings but it is just getting worse.

“The world of EU spending is financial madness on an almost unimaginable scale.

"To say enough is enough is an understatement. We cannot continue on this downward spiral of waste and must shake off the shackles of the European Union.”