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    Perhaps because it's happening now.
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      For too many years we've been giving taxpayers money (which is really yours and mine) to strange causes. We send aid to India - except that they've got their own space programme. We've equiped all sorts of strange dictators with state of the art palaces and aeroplanes. Boris is right about the 'great cashpoint in the sky' - we're the mugs who pay for it all and for too long this nonsense has gone on. Sure we should send aid to people who need it - Zimbabwe and South Africa are good examples where British aid is helping - but there needs to be a careful look at who receives aid from the UK and who really needs it.
      And Johnson and his party have also handed out £100bn tax breaks and giveaways to super-rich donors. Fun times eh?
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      Pretty awful
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      I enjoyed this afternoons Commons debate on the merger of DfID with the FO, where virtually every opposition MP made reference to Johnson's remarkable attention to detail.

      Then another high point at the press conference, where the man who said only last week he was taking control, admitted that he hadn't heard of the Marcus Rashford campaign until this morning, completely forgetting that he was asked by Keir Starmer only last Wednesday at PMQs about the need to provide vouchers during the school holidays, and gave a clear 'we're not feeding the kids' message.

      And of course playing dumb again on the question on why the drug they were talking up as a break through was on the banned list of exports. No doubt hoping that this question isn't asked again so that there is no need to answer it.

      At least Johnson can look forward to PMQs tomorrow.
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      And of course playing dumb again on the question on why the drug they were talking up as a break through was on the banned list of exports. No doubt hoping that this question isn't asked again so that there is no need to answer it.
      why is that a bad thing?
      The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.
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      We are now. You see, they have a bigger armed force than all the rest put together, the biggest nuclear arms capability, the worlds reserve currency. At the moment we are 'in the tent pissing out', even if its just to serve our masters canapés.
      So if we all accept the assertion, what's the alternative to Uncle Sam?

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      Uncle Uncle Vladimir?!!
      Uncle Mohammed?
      Not me, I'll stay with the waiters gig.
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      I bet they're laughing atm, everyone's too busy killing each other to worry what they're doing.

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      I worked on a project for an international NGO 20 years ago. I was told at the time that aid from the UK government was often conditional. If they took it they could help certain groups and not others. This was apparent during the Balkan conflicts.

      So today, if anything, is successive governments finally being honest in the end.

      I never quite knew why Farage used to bang on about overseas aid. Such benevolence is often connected to policy aims.
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      I worked on a project for an international NGO 20 years ago. I was told at the time that aid from the UK government was often conditional. If they took it they could help certain groups and not others. This was apparent during the Balkan conflicts.

      So today, if anything, is successive governments finally being honest in the end.

      I never quite knew why Farage used to bang on about overseas aid. Such benevolence is often connected to policy aims.
      What the Government is changing is the oversight previously our Government had to adhere to EU law, where foreign aid to third countries was overseen by the EU scrutiny who had the power to reduced or discontinued, wholly or partially any aid, if such countries failed to respect international law, human rights, and the rule of law. The European Parliament possesses the right to scrutinize any development assistance financed by the general budget of nation states.

      This opens up trade for aid, arms for aid all good for the bank balance but makes the giving of aid from yours and my taxes totally immoral
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      It's going worse than I expected, and my expectations were hardly high. And it's only going to get worse.

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