Foreign aid priority is all wrong

I AM responding to the article in last week’s Thurrock Gazette written by the MP for Thurrock, Jackie Doyle-Price.

Ms Doyle-Price stated that ‘only’ 0.7 per cent of the UK’s GDP is spent on foreign aid.

In plain English, that’s £23million a day.

She may be proud that the Conservatives have hugely increased Britain’s foreign aid, but where is all this money coming from? This £23million a day doesn’t grow on trees. In reality, Britain is borrowing the money to give away.

China and India is awarded foreign aid. Both these countries have nuclear weapons, growing economies and unchecked corruption.

Why are British taxpayers being made to pay for foreign aid? If anything there should be greater help for pensioners.

Instead of worrying about the world and his dog Ms Doyle-Price, you should be taking action to help the needy of Thurrock before others. – CLIVE BROAD, chairman, Thurrock UKIP.

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11:30am Thu 6 Oct 11

Bernard 87 says...

I cant understand why a country which is cutting its own debts feels the need to give aid to other countries. I cant help but wonder if we needed handouts who would rescue us outside of the Americans?
I cant understand why a country which is cutting its own debts feels the need to give aid to other countries. I cant help but wonder if we needed handouts who would rescue us outside of the Americans? Bernard 87

9:41am Fri 7 Oct 11

mandya says...

I totally agree!
The trouble is-no-one wants to say anything for fear of being branded a racist.
We are all suffering in this country to keep our heads above water and are asked by Cameron to stick with his measures - and then the government are giving money away we havn't got. From what I have read even the US gave less than half we did- with the size of their country!
Democracy? the people should have a say on how much we give away.
I totally agree! The trouble is-no-one wants to say anything for fear of being branded a racist. We are all suffering in this country to keep our heads above water and are asked by Cameron to stick with his measures - and then the government are giving money away we havn't got. From what I have read even the US gave less than half we did- with the size of their country! Democracy? the people should have a say on how much we give away. mandya

10:57pm Mon 10 Oct 11

A.N.Other says...

Foreign aid? Are they giving handouts to the majority of people in Grays town centre then?
Foreign aid? Are they giving handouts to the majority of people in Grays town centre then? A.N.Other

4:59pm Tue 11 Oct 11

rocket1 says...

i thought you said foreign aids,thurrock is full of it as well.
i thought you said foreign aids,thurrock is full of it as well. rocket1

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