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On 12 Dec 2009 at 3:20am tom wrote:
I see that Britain has pledged £1.5bn pounds to help combat globe warming
why. we are not a rich nation . up to the eye balls in dete 1000s people
on the jam roll taxs going up ect .
On 12 Dec 2009 at 11:43am Bunter wrote:
Giving aid overseas creates jobs at home.
On 13 Dec 2009 at 11:10am Lopster wrote:
go on Bunter please explain, does it offset the local economy to the same level that an injection of £1.5bn would?
On 13 Dec 2009 at 11:38am Bunter wrote:
Lopster - overseas aid has never been out of the kindness of our hearts (well, only partly). By developing other countries economies we help create a market for what we have to offer, particularly if we make it conditional that aid money is spent with us.
On 13 Dec 2009 at 11:45am Lopster wrote:
at that level I accept the errh mercenary/political overtones - just that it grates so often that we send so much overseas thus conning the man-on-the-street into funding bottomless pits of overseas strife aid - most of which never gets that far anyway
On 13 Dec 2009 at 12:58pm Bunter wrote:
Can't say I disagree with you there Lopster.

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