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We'd be Donating jobs not money if we outsource Council admin jobs to undeveloped countries etc.

Radio claimed earlier that before Hillary had persuaded NKoreans to give up nukes in return for free oil
..didn't last I guess

Aid into countries gives us some influence .
- Some carrot to take away
- Equipment full of surveillance stuff to gather data
- Excuses to get our spies in

I think some aid is like ..sponsoring consultants to do green projects ..which is supposed to do good ..and give us an in to selling green tech.
Obviously locals suffer from that

I've heard that Foreign Aid costs £130/head of population.
I think the gov should phase out the £14bn we spend on housing benefit
and the biggest gov cost is pensions ..there is scope for cutting that by turning NI into a provident fund like Singapore.

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:52 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Apr 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM by Ross Lea
Apr 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM by stewgreen

No wonder the West gives so much aid.

Keeping the international aid budget at 0.7% GDP, in law, is not going down well at !

The comments following this article there reveals all.

While the posters are mainly Tory, with a few UKIPers, the friendly LibDem(!) and a few unknowns, apart from a couple of posters, who are well known to anyone who frequents the site, they are not happy:

Huw Merriman: Overseas aid. We’re right to reject the claim that charity begins at home

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:39 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

@Ross's Speccy Link
I went to a Battle Of Ideas event and a Kenyan guy did a lecture pleading for Aid to stop
Basically saying do trade not aid it' sustainable and ongoing.

I don't agree on giving money to developing countries
.. it doesn't work like in Africa the money just disappears into a huge black hole and the corrupt rich get richer and the poor poorer.
I have always said to keep development sustainable it is important to trade with the developing countries and buy their good and services.

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Further to my 1104 a.m. post 22nd April. Re Foreign Aid.

This article in the Spectator expresses my view and the points I was trying to make much better than I ever can.

Apr 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

"Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science" Academics and industry workers rally in British cities amid fears that ‘post-truth’ era is devaluing evidence-based research

One sign read: “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” 
Another said: “Evidence not arrogance. Science not silence.”

The marchers chanted: “What do we want? Evidence-based policy. When do we want it? After peer review”, and: “Climate targets have been missed. Listen to the scientists.”

None of them had any evidence to support Mann's Hockey Stick, or 97% of Climate Science. Climate Scientists have missed ALL their targets.

Apr 22, 2017 at 3:56 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Global 'March for Science' protests call for increased action on climate change

Apr 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM | stewgreen

I think it is wonderful that so many are prepared to give up their own time to campaign for continued non-existent cllimate change since Mann produced his Hockey Stick.

Many professional Climate Scientists will soon have more of their own free time to give up, until everyone gives up worrying about nothing coontinuing to happen at an Unprecedented rate, precisely as not predicted/guessed/projected by 97% of Climate Scientists, led by Mann, and followed religiously by the IPCC, Royal Society, Met Office, BBC et al.

Apr 22, 2017 at 1:35 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

And the UK ones also hijacked by Green dogmatists
The official Twitter account* just retweeted a polar bear on tiny ice piece.
*(March For Science UK‏ –@ScienceMarchUK)

Apr 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Not supposed to be #MarchForDogma
Global 'March for Science' protests call for increased action on climate change

Their banner pushes the very scientific narrative
"the oceans are rising and so are we"

Apr 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Oh it's worldwide March for Science day and Earthday both a march against Trump days
Not heard much prepub

Twitter photos feature Dr who in Kensington.
LibMob do March for Science Day
With pejorative dogmatic name calling

Apr 22, 2017 at 12:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Reminder to people who think that trolley buses are magic solution ...The Leeds scheme failed last year and the rest of budget is to be used for Airport transport link.

Apr 22, 2017 at 12:23 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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