Prominent Indian academic professor Roshan Doug has shocked the liberal establishment with a forthright call to end British foreign aid to his native country which he has dismissed as “disingenuous” and “corrupt.”
Professor Doug, who teaches poetry at the University of Central England, made the astonishing attack on David Cameron’s “ring fenced” foreign aid budget in a column in a daily newspaper, fully echoing the British National Party’s objections to this ongoing swindle.
After first discussing why Indians object to immigration controls, Professor Doug wrote that “[W]hat is equally tricky — indeed, difficult — is for Cameron to justify why India needs to be given roughly £250 million every year as third world aid.
“India has a sophisticated space programme, extensive nuclear power and defence projects,” Professor Doug wrote.
“It is spending colossal amounts of money on luxuries like Google Earth and other satellite navigation systems.
“So it would be reasonable to ask why Britain — and indeed, other developed countries — need to feel obliged to give anything in the way of financial aid.
“However, it is also rather disingenuous for countries like India to ask for aid to tackle poverty whilst at the same time developing luxurious space programmes that indicate egotism, vanity and an abandonment of social and moral responsibility.”
Professor Doug then went on to point out that that “India can’t have it both ways. The country’s government must show a complete commitment to erasing the abject poverty that is visible in so many states — like Bihar, where basic commodities like water are not only scarce but sometimes dangerously contaminated.
“And that requires accountability — showing clearly where the millions of pounds’ worth of aid is going. A basic tub-well needed to irrigate a field or two does not constitute a full £250 million worth of expenditure.
“Either that or India stops asking for aid and Britain reviews its criteria to support international aid programmes.”
He then went on to slam India’s culture of corruption which ensured that even the billions paid over in foreign aid never ended up with the people for whom it was intended.
“To understand why India hasn’t solved its problems relating to various aspects of poverty you only have to look at how aid is distributed,” he continued.
““As it is passed down from one official or office to another it is pocketed. How else can the senior politicians and government officials justify their huge properties and sizeable bank accounts?
“Money that trickles down to the poor is misappropriated by everyone from government officers to village ‘officials’ and in the end the corrupt, local politicians will appease the poor with just a few rupees. Violence is rife when it comes to politics, law and justice and the poor don’t stand a chance.”
Well aware of the inevitable liberal accusations of “racism” which would follow his comments, Professor Doug pointed out that “[v]ery few Indians — including British Asians — would refute the allegation that at the heart of India’s problems lie its burgeoning bureaucracy and corruption.
“Anyone who has ever been on holiday in India knows that to get anything done there you have to either wait forever — or you pay officials.
“It is all to do with bribery, part and parcel of the social fabric of Indian society. Bribery is embedded in the system,” he wrote.
“Unless India can show clear accountability for the money it receives from the developed world, Britain should halt further aid and review the means it employs to alleviate world poverty.”
British foreign aid to India has topped £1.9 billion over the last ten years, just enough to have paid for India’s latest nuclear submarine.
The British National Party is the only political party to have objected to the foreign aid budget, which sees in excess of £9 billion spent on projects around the world. Britain is now one of the world’s single largest aid donors, despite being utterly bankrupt and having to borrow this money in the first place.