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Handouts aren't the way to help developing countries. Getting rid of trade barriers and having fairer trade policies is far better.

Leaving the EU has enabled the UK to do this. Giving countries money keeps them in poverty and dependent on other nations.
Why help developing countries anyway? Let them progress or fail in a totally free market. Competition drives evolution.
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14-07-2021, 11:23 AM
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How do you justify aid to China….anyone?
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14-07-2021, 11:39 AM
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Re: Foreign Aid Cut

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Why help developing countries anyway? Let them progress or fail in a totally free market. Competition drives evolution.
Because its mutually beneficial to do so. Helping people in their own countries stops them flocking here for a start.
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14-07-2021, 11:53 AM
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Tell that to the people of Kent.
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14-07-2021, 12:07 PM
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I think we should reduce foreign Aid to zero, then double it every year.
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14-07-2021, 12:17 PM
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I think we should reduce foreign Aid to zero, then double it every year.
I like your thinking.
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14-07-2021, 02:24 PM
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The money to pay the foreign aid pledge is already being borrowed.

https://news.trust.org/item/20201120164622-38et5

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53859299
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14-07-2021, 02:51 PM
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Re: Foreign Aid Cut

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Because its mutually beneficial to do so. Helping people in their own countries stops them flocking here for a start.
So would secure borders and long term imprisonment in some crap hole African country untill they cooperated in being returned to where they should be.
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14-07-2021, 02:53 PM
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Re: Foreign Aid Cut

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The money to pay the foreign aid pledge is already being borrowed.

https://news.trust.org/item/20201120164622-38et5

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53859299
So wherever still possible renege on the "pledge" and pay back loans. And I'm being very serious.
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14-07-2021, 02:59 PM
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Re: Foreign Aid Cut

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So would secure borders and long term imprisonment in some crap hole African country untill they cooperated in being returned to where they should be.
But prevention is better than cure and besides, we open another market to export to by enabling trade.

Look at Iraq now compared to about 20 years ago. It has Range Rover dealerships in Basra, for example and we can export goods to it rather than just give it cash all the time. We can import from these countries too - expanding choice is a good thing.

Holing yourself up in a country doesn't help anyone
 
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