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By Pete Moore On November 26th, 2020

Same as it ever was.

The Times: “Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid”

YouGov: “Two thirds of Britons support cutting the foreign aid budget”

This comes after the Chancellor announced that the UK government will cut its foreign aid from 0.7% of GDP to 0.5% of GDP. It still leaves us way out in front of most nations, and it’s still money we’re borrowing to give away.

Where you stand is an instinctive thing. You might regard the people as always right, sovereign and that politicians are just hired hands, there to collect the rubbish. Or maybe you think that the great unwashed masses are too stupid to know what’s good for them, and that they must be guided, nudged and hectored into the correct positions by their wise overlords. Many an opinion is built on such visceral foundations.


  1. The great unwashed masses are too stupid.

  2. I think it’s called representative democracy.

  3. Public polling is designed, more than anything, to influence public opinion and not take its temperature

  4. I think it’s an utter disgrace.
    How are India to develop their nuclear and space program without our help?
    Nazi’s i tell you…Nazi’s