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CUT ALL FOREIGN AID…

By David Vance On April 30th, 2014

The cost of indulging political bleeding hearts runs high..

“Britain should cut aid spending to Pakistan and divert it to poorer countries unless “clear evidence” is produced that it is helping reduce Islamic extremism, MPs said. A Commons committee said the UK was still giving large sums of money to a state “that has failed to adequately mobilise the substantial resources of the country to help its poor”. And it used its latest report to issue an explicit caution over Pakistan, which is set to benefit from £446 million of assistance in 2014/15 – making it the largest recipient of UK bilateral aid in the world.”

No, this is wrong. Britain should stop giving ANY Aid whatsoever to Pakistan. We are shovelling £££ BILLIONS there and to what end? It is a dysfunctional State, a source of Islamic terror, and a society mired in primitivism. I would like to see Government stop sending OUR taxes overseas unless in exceptional circumstances such as when a natural disaster occurs.  I remind readers that under the current Government the AMOUNT of our cash sent abroad has spiralled to a truly staggering £50.4 BILLION. David Cameron has stated his pride in this largesse. I am stating my disgust at it.

17 Responses to “CUT ALL FOREIGN AID…”

  1. Last night, a DfID spokesman denied it had struggled to spend its budget, saying the high spending in December resulted mainly from ‘several long-planned annual contributions to agencies like the World Bank and EU’.

    Enough said.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616379/Foreign-aid-rushed-meet-PMs-target-Report-claims-ministers-splurged-100million-day.html#ixzz30MSHEyut

  2. Only a week after Easter and we’ve already seen two resurrections. Welcome back, Harri. Hope all’s well.

    Britain is, afaik, the largest donor of foreign aid in Europe, giving significantly more even than Germany with its 82 m. people.

  3. all foreign aid except emergency humanitarian relief should cease period.

  4. All is well Noel, thanks, I have been eating real Chinese food for the past three weeks 😉

  5. as someone who was on the ground in China Harri what were your observations?

    How did you find the conditions, the atmosphere, the general feel of the place as an outsider?

  6. Shanghai Troll, I found everything to be super efficient, obviously the plants I visited were all very Hi-Tech and spotlessly clean, I had no problems anywhere I ventured, the only slight hitch was the cost of most things, quite expensive I thought.

    I got treated like royalty, at business and pleasure, we got well looked after.

    Not quite like in the Land of the Free, where one is questioned to almost boredom just to visit Disney World 😉 I felt very much at ease to be honest.

    I was in Japan a while back, now that I absolutely adored.

  7. sounds like productive fun

  8. Troll, I am glad that you have come around to the view that the US should reduce or eliminate foreign aid to the wealthy country of Israel. Good show.

    We can’t afford to pay for things that rich countries can afford to pay for themselves.

    harri

    I’ve been to Japan and China ( Beijing ) and my experience was similar to yours – very good.

    The Japanese were kind and welcoming, and I was surprised at how reasonable the prices were after so many shocka stories in the press about one hundred dollar apples and that nonsense.

  9. The big problem with this kind of foreign aid is that it is essentially an attempt to buy friends and influence, and these countries know that, and so they can’t really lose can they? Pakistan is a Muslim country with various sects of Islam and tribal loyalties and run on lies, deceit and corruption.
    If we withdraw the aid (which of course we should) it will give them the excuse to do what they have probably been doing secretly. There is no love lost there anyway, but we have been playing a most dangerous game which has revealed weakness not strength.

  10. Britain gives ‘Aid’ to China?

    Bewildering doesn’t even come close.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9560326/British-still-giving-hundreds-of-millions-of-pounds-in-aid-to-wealthy-countries.html

    I truly believe we are being led by lunatics.

  11. Welcome back Harri, you’ve been missed.

    Hope all’s well.

  12. Thanks Paul

    All good here.

  13. China is about to overtake the US as the single largest economy in the world (imo it had happened a couple of years ago), and the busted, debt-laden UK is giving this huge creditor ‘aid’? Somebody really should hang, or better still, have a US-style execution.

  14. I would like to see Government stop sending OUR taxes overseas unless in exceptional circumstances such as when a natural disaster occurs.

    all foreign aid except emergency humanitarian relief should cease period.

    Why the “humanitarian” exception? Why should the taxes of hardworking Brits go to provide tents and medicine for “third world” unfortunates whose states have nuclear weapons and space programmes? Let their own governments sort it out. If they don’t they will be overthrown, just like the ancienne regime in France in 1789. Any charity from the west should be through voluntary contributions to Oxfam and the like.

    As for Africa, there is a respectable case that famine relief simply promotes over-population and aids and abets chronic warfare and genocide because so much is embezzled by the kleptocrats to build palaces and buy arms from the western states that provide the “aid”. Oh wait…

  15. Sigh. Foreign Aid is often ridiculous, and abuses rampant. However, it many cases it is critical for influence, and to cut it all is to allow other nations (The real totalitarian ones our house libertarians love) to gain undue influence.

  16. Allan

    China has more than four times the population of the United States.

    They have many intelligent and industrious people.

    You act as though China’s economic rise is something abnormal and something that is bad.

    For much of human history, China was the most advanced nation in the world. In the eyes of Chinese people, the recent economic rise of China is only a natural return to a normal state of affairs. They are correct in this.

    I have a lot of problems with the Chinese government- imperialism in Tibet, Xinjiang, its belligerance towards its Pacific neighbors, etc. Bu I see China’s economic rise, and the lifting of hundreds of millions of Chinese people from poverty into a middle class lifestyle as a fundamentally good thing.

    A prosperous US can coexist with a prosperous China, as it has coexisted with a rich Japan and Europe.

    What would you prefer, an even more hostile China that continued to languish in Communist poverty?

  17. However, it many cases it is critical for influence, and to cut it all is to allow other nations (The real totalitarian ones our house libertarians love) to gain undue influence.

    It’s not helpful if it is being done as a form of insurance by a rich but feeble country towards a poor but potentially belligerent one. And that doesn’t mean they might invade us, there are other ways of causing problems.
    In out case it’s a kind of Danegeld. We might kid ourselves (or rather our politicians might kid themselves) that it’s doing good, but the evidence so far is pretty skimpy.