Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Charity begins at home, surely?

Well were probably heading into the double dip recession that pretty much everyone was forecasting except whoever was in charge of the government at the time be it Labour or Conservative. Not just a recession, a depression, a slump and probably a downturn all rolled into one. Though you wouldn't think so from the way the government throws our money around, particularly in the foreign aid budget, which was ring fenced so didn't face the usual cuts that everyone except the NHS and political expenses faced.
Still I'm at a loss still as to why we're giving £1 billion over 4 years to a nuclear power with a space program and who also gives aid to Africa. Yes I know India has over 450 million poor and I know that foreign aid often comes with strings attached about buying UK goods, but at this time with people here facing real hardship it's about time we looked to ourselves.
Charity should begin at home, keeping our pensioners warm and fed, repairing our infrastructure and encouraging firms from outside to invest in us and provide jobs to take on people from the public sector which became so bloated under Labour.
Mind you, we could easily recoup that by leaving the EU, but they wont do that either, too busy still feathering their own nests, but the tide of anger is rising and people are feeling the pinch all over now, save of course in those who believe they rule us.
I hope they get their Ceaucescu moment soon.

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WitteringsfromWitney said...

"I hope they get their Ceaucescu moment soon."

So do I, so do I. Been waiting years now.......

funambulist said...

Who was it who said 'We must be the change we want to see?'

If all we do - and I include myself in this - is wait, we will wait a bloody long time; until Hell freezes over, in fact.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Yes I know India has over 450 million poor XX

You wonder WHY?

Let me....No I will let YOU explain;

XX a nuclear power with a space program and who also gives aid to Africa.XX

Where do you THINK the money for THAT comes from, if it is NOT by starving their population and hoping for enough foreign aid to feed them JUST enough to stop them actualy being more revolting than they already are?

Whether the aid pays for rockets and nukes, or pays to feed the "poor", is neither here nor there. Either directly, or indirectly it ENABLES them to build Rockets and nukes. THAT is the same as PAYING.

Anonymous said...

According to my (Conservative) MP charity might begin at home, but it doesn't end there.

Explains it all, really....

Quiet_Man said...

Yes very free with our money are politicians.