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Tell that to the people of Kent.
Illegal immigration into Kent is because we can't control our borders like we would want to because of the EHRC.

Once in, are powerless to evict them.
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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
I don't give a tinkers cuss about helping anyone except the UK and my homeland. That helps ME. Sod the rest.
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14-07-2021, 03:38 PM
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I don't give a tinkers cuss about helping anyone except the UK and my homeland. That helps ME. Sod the rest.
Fair enough
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14-07-2021, 03:42 PM
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Why send aid to China someone asked ^^^ up there. I'd like to add India and Pakistan to the list because both have reasonably well developed economies (India especially). There are probably other countries receiving aid that shouldn't because they either don't really deserve it, if the recipient country got its act together it could sort itself out, or it goes straight into the pockets of officials. In any case, there are far too many quangos and companies making large fortunes out of Foreign Aid in my opinion.

My suggestion: Needy countries should put together a costed plan of action and the funds/products/medicines/etc will be provided on a staged basis.
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Why send aid to China someone asked ^^^ up there. I'd like to add India and Pakistan to the list because both have reasonably well developed economies (India especially). There are probably other countries receiving aid that shouldn't because they either don't really deserve it, if the recipient country got its act together it could sort itself out, or it goes straight into the pockets of officials. In any case, there are far too many quangos and companies making large fortunes out of Foreign Aid in my opinion.

My suggestion: Needy countries should put together a costed plan of action and the funds/products/medicines/etc will be provided on a staged basis.
MY suggestion is give our taxes to NO FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/831920...of-corruption/

If I thought our overseas aid, in its current form, really alleviated misery and suffering I’d be all for it.
An opinion which most hold.
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An opinion which most hold.
I wouldn't. No means NO.
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14-07-2021, 05:33 PM
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The level of foreign aid has long been a controversial topic in British politics. For many, foreign aid is a moral imperative arising from the UK’s position as a rich country and its moral duties to help those worse off [Ref: Archbishop of Canterbury] – a duty that is doubly serious given the UK’s history of colonial exploitation and military intervention [Ref: Guardian]. In addition, many insist that foreign aid is a key source of ‘soft power’ for the UK and a way to ensure its international reputation and spread its values [Ref: The Conversation]. Nonetheless, others insist that ‘charity always begins at home’ [Ref: Express] and it is unacceptable that the UK spends money on relieving poverty abroad while homelessness and poverty exists in the UK [Ref: Guardian]. Likewise, they note that much foreign aid is given to relatively wealthy global economic powerhouses such as India and China [Ref: The Week]. In a time of economic crisis, such dubious expenses are said to be increasingly unaffordable.
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Keeping up appearances, no matter what.
Just say NO.

Not our problem.
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14-07-2021, 07:23 PM
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Easy for us plebs.


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