LBC host, Nick Ferrari attacked the government over its mammoth foreign aid budget which currently stands at £13.5 billion.
The British government is committed to spending at least 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid, despite the NHS and defence needing multi-billion pound cash injections.
Nick Ferrari went to work at dismantling the budget.
Speaking on his LBC show, Mr Ferrari said: ”Unless they are going to say that when the contracts are handed out and the country is stabilised and starts building again then Britain gets all the work? I don’t know about that.
“And also it alleviated pressure on the NHS.
“Is she making the point that if you make a country secure? Pick Eritrea, their people are less likely to come half the way around the world to get here? That’s proven not to be true.
“People are desperate to get here. That’s why Calais is reforming even as we speak with these poor folk. You have nothing but sympathy for them, who find themselves living in a muddy field in Calais because they are desperate to get to the UK. It’s not alleviating pressure.
“How do these people get in these positions? They must be stark raving mad.”
Well said, Mr Ferrari!
The Foreign aid budget is out of control!
Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg presented a Daily Express petition to Downing Street on Thursday after more than 100,000 readers demanded Britain’s foreign aid budget is cut.
The Conservative MP told reporters: “It was a petition of Daily Express readers who want to ensure the foreign aid budget is properly spent and are not in favour – as I’m not in favour – of the 0.7 percent target.”
Theresa May has been told to cut FOREIGN AID and use the money to support our depleted forces
An article in The Sun newspaper has been widely circulated on the Internet after it suggested that the Foreign Aid budget should be cut and the money should in fact be used to support our depleted armed forces.
When we use the word ‘depleted,’ we are considering the current situation on a number of different levels – this goes far beyond outdated weaponry or a lack of personnel.
There are often stories that emerge in the media about terrible working conditions for our boys and girls whose main responsibility is to keep our country and its people safe, whether they are stationed at home or abroad.
We hear of soldiers having to provide their own boots, we hear of military accommodation that isn’t fit for purpose, and we hear of a variety of other issues that affect morale.
The transition of military personnel back onto ‘Civvy Street’ is also an area that could clearly do with an injection of funding. Homelessness is a tragedy in any walk of life, but it is especially gut wrenching when you hear about it happening to someone who is ex-forces as anybody who has served their country frankly deserves better.
In addition to this, charities who work with those that have been discharged because of mental or physical health issues need financial support now more than ever as a result of continued cutbacks.
This is why people get so angry when they hear about Foreign Aid, and therefore taxpayers’ cash, being used to fund projects abroad that are questionable.
The article in The Sun says:
WE know the MoD is short of money. But the rises in allowances for veterans and their widows and children are derisory.
Why has the Government targeted them for penny-pinching when the Triple Lock still guarantees all OAPs a decent hike?
The winter fuel allowance is doled out to every pensioner, some worth millions. But a fallen soldier’s orphaned kids get 75p extra a week. It is disgraceful.
The Triple Lock must protect them too. That’s the least we should do.
Perhaps wider society has a role to play in all of this, as it has now become almost ‘shameful’ to express support for our armed forces in the eyes of many left-wing supporters who confuse this form of national pride with ‘racism’ or a ‘hatred of minorities.’
Just look at the furore over poppies every single year – even the Royal British Legion themselves have expressed a wish for people to take the politics out of the act of remembrance.
Naturally there are people who take it too far on both sides of the argument, but the raw truth here is that nobody who takes a conscientious decision to serve their country and its people deserves to be treated with disrespect.
Therefore, perhaps it is time for both serving personnel and veterans to take priority over those who receive vast sums in Foreign Aid from Britain.
In a nation with such a proud and rich military history, there is surely something that should be done as a matter of urgency.