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How has he scrapped foreign aid? It just been made part of the Foreign Office as it was between 1980 and 1997 when the Ministry of Overseas Development became the Overseas Development Administration.

 

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View Laszlo Panaflex's Profile Laszlo Panaflex Flag 16 Jun 20 10.27pm Send a Private Message to Laszlo Panaflex Add Laszlo Panaflex as a friend

Why not scrap foreign aid? There's plenty of poverty to tackle in this country as it is.

 

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No he hasn't he has merged the two departments who deal most often with overseas issues.

It is not a surprising move as most countries went down this route some time ago.

 

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 16 Jun 20 10.38pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

I have no problem with Foreign aid. What I object to is doling it out to countries that run nuclear or space programmes.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 16 Jun 20 11.14pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

I have no problem with Foreign aid. .

Every now and then you surprise me.

 

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Originally posted by Jimenez

I have no problem with Foreign aid. What I object to is doling it out to countries that run nuclear or space programmes.

100%

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle


How has he scrapped foreign aid? It just been made part of the Foreign Office as it was between 1980 and 1997 when the Ministry of Overseas Development became the Overseas Development Administration.

My brother worked for this department, you are correct. Diff officers treated as diplomats abroad and their offices are predominantly based in the HC/Embassies. Absolutely no reason why they should not be part of the FO

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 17 Jun 20 6.57am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Laszlo Panaflex

Why not scrap foreign aid? There's plenty of poverty to tackle in this country as it is.

Relative poverty, maybe, but absolute poverty; absolutely not.

 


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Boris has not scrapped the foreign aid budget and until Parliament says so we still have that 0.7% annual spend.

What he has done is to bring some common-sense into the process and abolished a rival to the foreign office.

Politics and money go hand in hand, foreign government that rely on British aid gravitate to the money man. So instead of our Ambassador to that country being the main man the locals cosy up to some sandal wearing beardy charity type from the DFID who had his own ideas about foreign policy and dispensed the largeness sidelining our ambassador.

This is a common-sense move that allows the foreign office to align the money spent to their political ambitions with the local ambassador as the point man.

The next thing we need to do is abolish this minimum spend which is ridiculous it would be better for poorer countries to have favourable trading status with us so they can earn their way out of poverty.

Foreign aid should be used for emergencies such as famines and for strategic projects e.g. better roads and local transport systems.

 


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Originally posted by YT

Relative poverty, maybe, but absolute poverty; absolutely not.

Are your relatives in poverty YT? We’ll have a whip round. Can’t see our fellow Palace fans in trouble.

 

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Foreign Aid has many guises.
Some may see it as kick-backs in order to develop UK businesses.
It can also take the form of stuff we (or others) don't want here. (google , Union Carbide and Bhopal)

The UK has plenty of the population in poverty. Charity begins at home ?

political b0llox, i'm afraid

 


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