posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:29 PM
So, China recently landed a Rover on the moon, something that the U.K hasn't even considered, yet according to figures coming out of the Department
for International Development we still gave China £27.4million in aid in 2012.
Britain is still giving China millions of pounds in aid even though the Communist superpower is so wealthy it has just sent a rocket to the moon.
Official figures seen by the Daily Mail reveal that Britain gave Beijing £27.4million last year – making a mockery of ministerial assurances that
the programme was to stop.
I really cannot see the justification for giving the world's second largest economy a penny of our hard earned taxes, but the U.K Government
certainly seem to think there is. Unfortunately, they haven't yet explained their justification, but apparently it is related to combating Global
warming and assist with economic growth.
Assisting Economic growth for the world's largest growing economy?
There has been an awful lot of coverage of our Prime Minister, Chancellor and other Ministers visiting China over the last few months and I wouldn't
be surprised that the money given to China was as a nice sweetener in order to boost trade links and ensuring China invests heavily in British
27.4million in today's world doesn't seem an awful lot, but according to the article it could pay for 1000 nurses. It could also go towards other
frontline services that have experienced massive cuts over the last few years.
Whilst the advent of food banks in a civilised country should bring shame upon the people holding the purse strings, it appears they do not care one
bit about the people they are in post to serve.
I think there needs to be an explanation in the house for the reasons why we have paid this amount to China, along with assurances that there will not
be a repeat in future, but I won't hold my breath.