Budget Cut Suggestion: Overseas Aid

June 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm

One of the most stupid, short-sighted and unpopular pledges by the incoming Conservatives was the pledge to ring-fence the Overseas Aid budget. It was an idea so mind-bogglingly retarded that even the handwringing bearded weirdie LibDems didn’t suggest it; which is saying something.

On the list of the poor and deserving of our largesse – China and India… both with their own space programmes.

Over the past 10 years we have given India alone a staggering £2 billion. Think Defence have crunched the numbers to tell us what we could have had instead.

Instead, for that money the Indians got one of these:

…paid for not once, not twice, but almost THREE TIMES over by our charity payments to this allegedly impoverished country. Its a disgrace and David Cameron must do something about it.

A jaunty tip of the panama to 13th Spitfire