Here is my big solution

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THERE is a very easy way to bring prosperity to Britain: leave the EU and save £58 million a day.

Stop all donations to Africa, China, India and all such countries – a further saving in billions or possibly trillions.

Stop all charities sending our monies to other countries. All charity money would then be used for the British public because only we need it.

Easy, isn’t it? So why do MPs refuse to see we need this cash in Britain? We are fast becoming a Third World country and it is all thanks to all three political parties.

David Wardell, Malton Road, York.

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11:05am Wed 5 Dec 12

The Great Buda says...

http://news.bbc.co.u
k/2/hi/europe/645587
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http://news.bbc.co.u k/2/hi/europe/645587 9.stm The Great Buda
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6:28pm Wed 5 Dec 12

CHISSY1 says...

"I agree David,but you will be called nasty for saying things like that,it is what the hand wringers call me."
"I agree David,but you will be called nasty for saying things like that,it is what the hand wringers call me." CHISSY1
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8:51pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Even AndyD says...

6th biggest economy in world and about the 20th richest (out of about 200) is NOT evidence of third world country. Why do people pick up a pen and write such nonsense without thinking about it first?
6th biggest economy in world and about the 20th richest (out of about 200) is NOT evidence of third world country. Why do people pick up a pen and write such nonsense without thinking about it first? Even AndyD
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8:51pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Even AndyD says...

6th biggest economy in world and about the 20th richest (out of about 200) is NOT evidence of third world country. Why do people pick up a pen and write such nonsense without thinking about it first?
6th biggest economy in world and about the 20th richest (out of about 200) is NOT evidence of third world country. Why do people pick up a pen and write such nonsense without thinking about it first? Even AndyD
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9:22pm Wed 5 Dec 12

yorkshirelad says...

Yes, lets leave the EU and watch our jobs leave Britain with it.

There is no credible economic reason to leave the EU - those who advocate it do not advance serious economic reasons - just lots of Little Englander jingoism.

If it's so easy, why do you think the Tories haven't done it already? In reality our economic future lies in Europe - it is our choice whether we sulk on the edge or get right in there and play a leading role.

Very few people think leaving the EU is credible economically although some do seek 'easy' solutions in hard times.
Yes, lets leave the EU and watch our jobs leave Britain with it. There is no credible economic reason to leave the EU - those who advocate it do not advance serious economic reasons - just lots of Little Englander jingoism. If it's so easy, why do you think the Tories haven't done it already? In reality our economic future lies in Europe - it is our choice whether we sulk on the edge or get right in there and play a leading role. Very few people think leaving the EU is credible economically although some do seek 'easy' solutions in hard times. yorkshirelad
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9:48pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Omega Point says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"I agree David,but you will be called nasty for saying things like that,it is what the hand wringers call me."
I love democracy because idiots have free speech.

"Stop all donations to Africa, China, India and all such countries – a further saving in billions or possibly trillions."
Not a clue as to the real amount.

"Stop all charities sending our monies to other countries."
The donors will stop giving
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "I agree David,but you will be called nasty for saying things like that,it is what the hand wringers call me."[/p][/quote]I love democracy because idiots have free speech. "Stop all donations to Africa, China, India and all such countries – a further saving in billions or possibly trillions." Not a clue as to the real amount. "Stop all charities sending our monies to other countries." The donors will stop giving Omega Point
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9:49pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Omega Point says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"I agree David,but you will be called nasty for saying things like that,it is what the hand wringers call me."
The above comment puts you in the same category.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "I agree David,but you will be called nasty for saying things like that,it is what the hand wringers call me."[/p][/quote]The above comment puts you in the same category. Omega Point
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10:24pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Winter 2012. It's cold, it's dark, it's quiet.
Hang on... not quiet. Footsteps.

The door bursts open, the panting man falls into the room. Breathless, he squeaks out the words

"Telegram for CHISSY1!"

A pause.

CHISSY1 motions a "come on then" with his hand and the man, now composed, speaks the old-fashioned message with a remarkable 1950s BBC accent:

"Telegram for CHISSY1 *stop* You are nasty *stop* For agreeing with people *stop* Who say things like that *stop* Lots of love *stop* A Hand Wringer *stop*
Winter 2012. It's cold, it's dark, it's quiet. Hang on... not quiet. Footsteps. The door bursts open, the panting man falls into the room. Breathless, he squeaks out the words "Telegram for CHISSY1!" A pause. CHISSY1 motions a "come on then" with his hand and the man, now composed, speaks the old-fashioned message with a remarkable 1950s BBC accent: [quote]"Telegram for CHISSY1 *stop* You are nasty *stop* For agreeing with people *stop* Who say things like that *stop* Lots of love *stop* A Hand Wringer *stop*[/quote] Buzz Light-year
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10:45pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Matt_S says...

How would stopping the small amount of overseas aid to poor countries help the UK? If anything, we should give more to help their development, so British businesses have more potential consumers.
How would stopping the small amount of overseas aid to poor countries help the UK? If anything, we should give more to help their development, so British businesses have more potential consumers. Matt_S
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12:45pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Zetkin says...

Most overseas aid consists of, ahem, inducements to smooth the way for British business to boost their already fat profits.

Whether that benefits ordinary people here or in "countries like Africa" is debatable, but I really can't see ending government or charitable aid improving prosperity here by a single penny.

Finally Mr Wardell must envisage a brutal authoritarian government to implement his policies; I can't see most people in Britain meekly accepting a government dictating which charities and good causes they may or may not support.
Most overseas aid consists of, ahem, inducements to smooth the way for British business to boost their already fat profits. Whether that benefits ordinary people here or in "countries like Africa" is debatable, but I really can't see ending government or charitable aid improving prosperity here by a single penny. Finally Mr Wardell must envisage a brutal authoritarian government to implement his policies; I can't see most people in Britain meekly accepting a government dictating which charities and good causes they may or may not support. Zetkin
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