On the day George Osbourne promises five more years of cuts at home, ConDems increase foreign hand-outs.
Nick Griffin reports from Qatar- On the very same day that Chancellor Osbourne announce more cuts and tax hikes for Britons, Ed Davey, ConDem Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change turned up at the UN Climate Conference in Qatar and announced more spending on climate programmes in Africa and South America.
Davy's generosity with taxpayers' money will add up to £1.8 Billion over the next two years.
That's an increase of 40% on the government's existing Fast Start Finance pledge, which runs out this December.
The spending was announced ahead of an event at the British Embassy in Doha about ways to use taxpayers' money to stimulate private investment.
The only difference between Labour and the ConDems when it comes to foreign aid handouts is that Labour just give our money away, while the present government try to use it to create business opportunities for their corporate cronies.
Neither helps the British taxpayer.
The new package is part of the UK government's International Climate fund. It includes two programmes to help stimulate investment in low carbon energy in Africa (£112 Million), support for farmers in Columbia (£15 Million) and a scheme to reduce emissions from cattle ranching.
The press officer at the British delegation office was unable to tell me if this last one would involve involve rubber tubing and gas gathering balloons!