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Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

annerimmington
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Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097264/Britain-WILL-giving-millions-aid-India-don-t-want-it...
Has this country gone mad.      India has more billionaires than any other country, has its own space programme and its economy is booming yet we have committed ourselves to giving them millions in financial aid over the next 5 years.    Madness.  That money could be spent helping UK pensioners get a pension on par with the rest of Europe, improving hospitals etc, etc instead of wasting it on flippin India who don`t even want or need it !!    Grrrrrrr - makes me so angry!   
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

India's fighter jet order goes to Dassault, not BEA systems
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577194682508439586.html
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Grrrrrrr - makes me so angry!   

ditto
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

..and we've given them a goodly number of our jobs through outsourced offshoring, leaving the UK tax payers to pick up the benefits tab (and reduced tax contribution) of those left out of work.
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

and a lot of our heritage car industry is now Indian owned
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

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India's fighter jet order goes to Dassault, not BEA systems

Although the deal looks to be heading to the frogs it is not a done deal at present.  We are still trying to get it back for the UK but it doesn't look good.
India has said they don't want our foreign aid describing it as 'peanuts'.
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

Why am I not surprised at all this Roll eyes
I'm sure we must be the laughing stock of the planet. Angry
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annerimmington
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

We are indeed the laughing stock of the entire planet.................could only happen in this country!
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

Why? Because UK governments want to look good to the rest of the world trying to (as Gordon Frown once put it) "Save the world".
They don't give a rats about helping out their own people and solving their own problems but feel they can influence the rest of the world and show them how to solve theirs. Weird or what?
I'm sure there must be some sort of political reason for it all just like that policy which means they spend more money per head on the Scottish than they do on the English.
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

Totally agree Sprite.................the government just wants to look good to the the rest of the world (and fails miserably). 
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

The rest of the world says let's offload our problems onto the UK.....nuclear waste, national debts, people of a dubious character...etc
They'll take it all with a smile Roll eyes
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.......and people from eastern  Europe can come here and immediately claim benefits because they have discovered that if they sell The Big Issue on the streets they are then classed as self-employed and be eligible for a nice little rent-free house (even better if they bring their broods into the country) they can turn them out onto the streets begging.    Nice little earner!
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anne, great tip! I'm off to make my fortune!  Cheesy
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

Haha - won`t work - you have to be Romanian to qualify for the free £500k house in Kensington  Roll eyes
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Ah, but they'll have to prove I'm not! In the meantime, until they decide (and endure one appeal after another) they'll have to put me up, pay for me, give me spending money etc  Wink
Don't forget, I'll arrive with no documentation, ID or english language skills  Cheesy
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Re: Why are we giving financial aid to India ?

But you might look a bit silly, Sprite, when they get an interpreter in  Crazy
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you have to be Romanian to qualify for the free £500k house in Kensington  Roll eyes

Possibly but, if I remeber correctly, be a Somalian family and you can get a £1.5M place in Hampstead.
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