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The UK gave Nigeria 1 billion pounds aid. What are they spending it on? The poor? No, of course not. They are spending it on sending rockets into space. Time to stop giving away money to other countries to waste when the UK is supposedly in the grip of austerity.

Egypt gets a shed load of cash from us in Aid.

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So an Egyptian hides his ill gotten money in a bank and that means the British people should give over millions of pounds to make things right?  great logic. 

 

No, It means that the banks should be forced to hand back the billions of pounds to Egypt. Then maybe you can stick your aid where the sun don't shine.

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taxpayers are also funding aid programmes in South Africa, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya – all of which have their own space agencies. Many are in their early stages, but include ambitious and expensive plans for satellites and even rockets.

Over the five years of this Government, the four nations will receive more than £1.5billion from British taxpayers.

Kenya will be handed the most, a total of £596million, followed by Uganda which is getting £480million. Ghana will receive £460million.South Africa will be given £112million – almost as much as it spends on its space programme. The long-standing project is estimated to cost some £110million a year.

And in th UK money is too tight to mention.

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No, It means that the banks should be forced to hand back the billions of pounds to Egypt. Then maybe you can stick your aid where the sun don't shine.

There are legal means for a country to get back money that has been stashed away by its former leaders, but first your country has to prove ownership.  It is not up to the UK to do this for you nor to prop up your regime with cash until you sort it.

 

  Its not like when the mob decides somebody is a criminal and hangs them from a lamp post, your leaders need proper evidence to proceed.  If you get this money back Cleopatra I can only see it going the same way as the billions in aid does, on corrupt leaders and their cronies and arms dealers not as it should be in trying to improve the lot of the poor citizen who earns less than £2 a day. 

 

Here's an idea, do your lot still have Mubarak?  if so torture his pin number out of him and help yourselves :wink:

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Why am I surprised that western powers are supplying money and arms to the rebels in these middle east countries when as soon as they have the upper hand they will amalgamate and bite more than the hand that has fed them, for goodness sake pull out of all the unstable countries we are involved with and leave them to fight it out.

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Baz to quote you

 

"minority as the example"

 

Works for me, and it must work for as you said it. :wink:

 

I have no idea what you mean Kije........ what has the quote (taken out of context from some other thread no doubt) got to do with anything on here?

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