Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 74

Thread: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Rutland
    Posts
    603
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Thumbs down Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    The foreign aid budget will soar by 37 per cent while domestic spending is being slashed.

    Other than tiny increases at health and work and pensions, the Department for International Development is the only ministry not suffering cuts of up to 50 per cent.



    Read more: SPENDING REVIEW 2010: Foreign aid to increase by 37% | Mail Online
    Vote BNP

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    4,806
    Thanks
    261
    Thanked 373 Times in 283 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    As much as I hate to agree, I do! It must only be fair to have cuts across the board!
    "The people who have sacrificed their view in order to get to the top have very often left no footprints in the sands of time." Tony Benn

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Rutland
    Posts
    603
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    As much as I hate to agree, I do! It must only be fair to have cuts across the board!

    Agreed. Charity should always begin at home! Stop the foreign aid now and show some respect to those who are trying to live life in the UK
    Vote BNP

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,413
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Foreign aid still remains a tiny minute fraction of government spending, and in comparative terms, things aren't really all that bad here.

    Ops, call yourself progressive??
    So unproductive has conservatism been in producing a general conception of how a social order is maintained that its modern votaries, in trying to construct a theoretical foundation, invariably find themselves appealing almost exclusively to authors who regarded themselves as liberal. - F.A. Hayek


    Economic Left/Right: 4.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    The foreign aid budget will soar by 37 per cent while domestic spending is being slashed.

    Other than tiny increases at health and work and pensions, the Department for International Development is the only ministry not suffering cuts of up to 50 per cent.



    Read more: SPENDING REVIEW 2010: Foreign aid to increase by 37% | Mail Online
    I agree the whole situation is outrageous for several different reasons.

    Firstly the percentage increase will make many people who are losing benefits weep. It cannot be right.
    Secondly as others have said, in principle we should be looking after our own first.
    Thirdly when you look where the money is going; how can anyone justify aid to India when they are spending their own money on space research and other high technologies? If there is any poverty there they should also be looking after their own.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    4,806
    Thanks
    261
    Thanked 373 Times in 283 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by JacquesMagique View Post
    Ops, call yourself progressive??
    Mostly Jacques but not always. Truth be told, progressive or not, I can be as selfish as everyone else and I'm worried that my child's TA will lose her job and that his speech and language therapy will be cancelled. Notice I didn't say it should be totally cut, I just feel that if we need cuts then they should be across the board - but those who need the money less (like the royal purse for example) should have a bigger percentage cut.
    "The people who have sacrificed their view in order to get to the top have very often left no footprints in the sands of time." Tony Benn

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,413
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post

    Firstly the percentage increase will make many people who are losing benefits weep. It cannot be right.
    It's still a tiny tiny percent though, especially in comparison to the welfare budget.

    Secondly as others have said, in principle we should be looking after our own first.
    Which is why ~95% of all government spending is domestic.

    Thirdly when you look where the money is going; how can anyone justify aid to India when they are spending their own money on space research and other high technologies? If there is any poverty there they should also be looking after their own.
    It's not that simple though. The Indian space programme isn't just for kicks, it attracts investment and is a massive employer. Without it they would be even less well equipped to deal with poverty.
    So unproductive has conservatism been in producing a general conception of how a social order is maintained that its modern votaries, in trying to construct a theoretical foundation, invariably find themselves appealing almost exclusively to authors who regarded themselves as liberal. - F.A. Hayek


    Economic Left/Right: 4.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    South yorkshire
    Posts
    410
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by JacquesMagique View Post

    It's not that simple though. The Indian space programme isn't just for kicks, it attracts investment and is a massive employer. Without it they would be even less well equipped to deal with poverty.
    I've never read such bunkum in all my life! Whyever are these people messing about with a space programme, when their peoples are in dire need of so much more? And why oh why, do the British government allow themselves to be part of this lunacy, is more to the point? Good health care, homes, education, sanitry, and an inteliget caring government, (if there is such a thing out there at all?) all these things must come before wasting precious funds on shooting rockets to nowhere! By the time this political bunch of crazies have finished throwing our taxes about, like it was THEIRS, it will be the British people begging for aid around the world!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,013
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by JacquesMagique View Post
    It's still a tiny tiny percent though, especially in comparison to the welfare budget.



    Which is why ~95% of all government spending is domestic.



    It's not that simple though. The Indian space programme isn't just for kicks, it attracts investment and is a massive employer. Without it they would be even less well equipped to deal with poverty.
    I have considered this angle, but deduced that WE are actually paying for their space exploration programme, if you see what I mean.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,413
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Foreign aid to increase by 37%

    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield39 View Post
    I've never read such bunkum in all my life! Whyever are these people messing about with a space programme, when their peoples are in dire need of so much more?
    Erm,I just explained why.

    Do you think the Indian government is too foolish to end this if it is such a waste of money? Do you think you understand the ideas of poverty reduction and development better than the government of India and international aid organisations?

    And why oh why, do the British government allow themselves to be part of this lunacy, is more to the point? Good health care, homes, education, sanitry, and an inteliget caring government, (if there is such a thing out there at all?) all these things must come before wasting precious funds on shooting rockets to nowhere! By the time this political bunch of crazies have finished throwing our taxes about, like it was THEIRS, it will be the British people begging for aid around the world!
    This is incredibly melodramatic. In relative terms we have great care homes, education and 'sanitry'(?).
    So unproductive has conservatism been in producing a general conception of how a social order is maintained that its modern votaries, in trying to construct a theoretical foundation, invariably find themselves appealing almost exclusively to authors who regarded themselves as liberal. - F.A. Hayek


    Economic Left/Right: 4.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

Similar Threads

  1. Is 2.5 % increase in VAT going to change your spending plans?
    By soloman in forum United Kingdom Politics & Political Forum
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-01-2011, 04:23 PM
  2. Increase to Parking Fines
    By Bright Young Thing in forum United Kingdom Politics & Political Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-11-2010, 11:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •