Looks like another “Told you do” moment for us freethinkers and common sense merchants. Foreign aid is a waste of money, it just goes into the pockets of tyrants, their supporters and vast extended families we said. How many schools and hospitals could we build with £100billionish we hand out to third world dictators, how many nurses could we employ and still have enough to buy a poor disabled driver like me one of those new Jaguar F type sports jobbies at £79,000?
Ohh, racist, swivel eyed loon, right wing nut job, I can hear supporters of Ed Miliband’s British National Socialist Workers Party screaming.
You think so? Well maybe you ought to go and explain how you arrive at your conclusion to those swivel eyes rightists at The Guardian then:
from The Guardian:
“Millions of pounds of British aid money to tackle poverty overseas has been invested in builders of gated communities, shopping centres and luxury property in poor countries, the Guardian can reveal.
CDC, the little-known investment arm of the British aid programme, has invested more than $260m (£154m) in 44 property and construction companies in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
At least 20 of these are hotels, shopping centres or companies that build or manage gated communities and luxury property, according to Guardian research.”
A better way of wasting money than stuffing a tyrants Swiss bank account:
A Jaguar F Type, the ideal mobility scooter for me.