THE UK is to end financial aid to India by 2015.

Support will be phased out from now. That’s the good news.

Now for the bad. The savings made will not go back into the UK’s coffers, but will go to other countries which the UK deems to need aid.

So we will not be any better off than before. What a farce.

The savings made from giving money to India could instead have helped to reduce our deficit.

Can’t the Government understand this? It would also help to reduce the amount of money we have to borrow.

Instead of giving to others what we save from India, this money should go back into the Government’s coffers.

Never mind other countries. We have been bled dry by overseas aid – enough is enough.

Tom Mitchell, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.