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Aid for India

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:22 am

I heard on the radio this morning (radio 4 Today) that we give £1 billion in aid to India each year. Now I am all for helping and giving aid to poor and underdeveloped countries, but India spends £31 billion a year on defence and has a space programme.

We are cutting our defence budget by billions of pounds ans scrapping parts of out armed services, and I'm not sure do we have a space programme at all? Now I'm not saying stop our aid programme to these countries, but surely we need a rethink on those that need it.

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RE: Aid for India

#2 by mikejee , Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:25 am

I expect one of Cameron's or Osborne's companies (stake held in trust at the moment of course, as if that made any difference) has a big stake in using the aid money


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RE: Aid for India

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:33 am

Mike

Would I be that cynical to think that?

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RE: Aid for India

#4 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:23 pm

All of our Foreign Aid needs to be looked at. We are not a super rich world power anymore. We have enough to pay for with our own financial problems. We cannot expect to be able to send billions overseas and still be taxed to the hilt, and see our services diminish.


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RE: Aid for India

#5 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:08 am

Crikey, I'll be having another rant in a minute, it's about time we stopped giving any of these other countries any aid whatsoever.
My grandson and several of his mates have just been told they are no longer being kept on in the RAF after 10 years service, they have all been finished last week and are on full pay until May, all asked to sign the official secrets act again and told to vacate their place of residence by then.

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RE: Aid for India

#6 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 am

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The next thing you will hear about is French forces moving into those camps and living quarters being vacated by our lads & lasses.

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RE: Aid for India

#7 by Voltman , Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:00 am

Don't worry chaps, I'll pay for it all.
I already seem to be funding every other pontless expense this country can invent, whilst being told I can't have the bins emptied and I won't be protected by armes forces anymore.
How much do they need? I'll write a cheque, while we can still use them.


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