Insult to injury EU forces Britain to increase aid spend

Published Apr 03, 2015

abwJ9NwqIu8VsMDn-3a_yf7s0wg.pngBy causing the UK to change its accounting methods to suit an EU norm, the UK will be forced to spend an extra £1 billion on Aid if it is to keep to its commitment of spending 0.7% of GDP.

Nathan Gill MEP, UKIP’s Development spokesman said, "Having the EU forcing the UK into paying an extra £1bn into Foreign Aid adds insult to injury. The real horror is that with the national debt spiralling out of control we will have to borrow this billion just in order to give it away.

"It is clear that the people of the UK are fed up of salving the consciences of the political establishment with their money. Everybody has the right to give to charitable organisations and most of us do. But to have the EU pick our pockets to give money to schemes that are regularly shown to be corrupt and without any serious benefit is outrageous.

"Despite plans to the contrary, the UK is still providing aid money to countries such as India – a country with nuclear powered aircraft carriers and a space programme."

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