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Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

TORPC
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Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

Yes you guessed it
Ethiopia
[quote= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592534/Is-farcical-use-taxpayers-money-Ethiopian-gets-legal-aid-UK-sue-giving-aid-Ethiopia.html]An Ethiopian farmer has been given legal aid in the UK to sue Britain – because he claims millions of pounds sent by the UK to his country is supporting a brutal regime that has ruined his life.
He says UK taxpayers’ money –  £1.3 billion over the five years of the coalition Government – is funding a despotic one-party state in his country that is forcing thousands of villagers such as him from their land using murder, torture and rape.
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

I just don't understand these sort of things.
Most people have a long list of things that the EU or our government does that they don't agree with.
Where do I get legal aid to sue them?
Devonian
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

1.3 billion would build how many hospitals?  Or tarmac how many miles of road?
Who cares, give it to some other country.
TORPC
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

How many homeless people would the 1.3 Billion help
How many Doctors / Nurses / Police / Firemen / Firewomem could get trained / paid
How many wounded soldier(s) could be helped
How many of our own country folk has to suffer before any of this nonsense is abolished for good
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

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Where do I get legal aid to sue them?

More to the point, the qualifying criteria for legal aid is quite strict. How the heck do they check that someone abroad qualifies?
Why can't I get legal aid? I'm in the deep stuff, I have no income, I'm effectively victimised by my own government so why can't I sue for all the treatment I've endured too?
Oh.. I'm a law abiding british citizen and that means i don't have the same rights as foreigners or criminals Roll eyes
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

What's all the fuss about it's only our money.
More important to spend it on things like this than things which would benefit the people whose money it is in the first place. Smiley
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

What it needs to be spent on is rolling out superfast broadband to cover the entire of the UK.
Some of us still struggle to get 5mb on a good day (not me) but some relatives I know.
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

That's true actually.
The parents place on Dartmoor can't even get broadband..  or Freeview..  Cable..  mains gas/water. 
Similar to these villages in Africa really that always want a pound for a well!
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Re: Ethiopian gets legal aid from UK - to sue us for giving aid to

Whats all those charities and Comic / Sport Relief for?Huh
They deal with Africa and put the resources in.
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