A leaked draft copy of the government’s foreign aid spending review, has all but admitted that the British National Party has been correct on the topic — but still insists on increasing the amount of British money handed out to the Third World.
The document, leaked to the BBC ahead of this week’s spending review to be announced in parliament, apparently states that British foreign aid handouts are to be stopped to at least 16 countries, including Russia, China and Iraq.
In addition, aid to India will be “frozen,” whatever that might mean.
The dramatic turnaround comes after months of sustained pressure from the British National Party on the subject, which finally forced the issue to the forefront of politics after having been deliberately hidden for decades.
Although this move is a major concession to growing popular opinion on the topic — and an understanding that it is the British National Party which is responsible for it coming to the public’s attention — the manoeuvre does not in fact reduce the foreign aid spend.
Instead, the spending review merely redeploys the billions in the budget, and, to add insult to injury, will increase the total amount spent.
According to the document, the international development budget will rise by a third because “aid spending is good for Britain's economy and safety.”
This blatant Tory lie — that it is “good” for the economy — is exposed by the simple fact that the foreign aid budget is twice as much as the total cutbacks on university spending, which is set to cripple higher education in Britain.
In addition, the document apparently says, by 2014, some 30 percent of British foreign aid is to go to “war-torn and unstable countries.”
Afghanistan will continue to be a major aid recipient, being “war-torn.”
Of course, the only reason why it is in that condition was because the Labour/Tory elite waged war on that nation in the first place.
The Department for International Development’s budget for 2009/2010 was £7.8 billion, but the total foreign spend in all sectors for that period was £8.4 billion.
This figure is set to rise to £12.6 billion per year by 2014, equal to £479 for every household in Britain.
Furthermore, at this rate, the total foreign aid spend over the next ten years will amount to £126 billion. This figure is a conservative estimate, as both Labour and Tories have promised to keep increasing the budget year-on-year.
The halting of aid to Russia, China, Iraq and India does not meet the demands of the British National Party on the subject, which is the complete halting of all foreign aid while there is need or want here at home.