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I DON’T care that an international aid agreement of 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product is being honoured.
Hooray, the political class is sticking to a promise.
UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom’s derogatory Bongo Bongo Land reference harks back to Britain’s Empire days, where UKIP probably belongs.
But an appropriate and more honest description of the UK would surely be Wonga Wonga Land – little Britain, the land of zero hours contracts, retirement robbery, falling living standards, huge unemployment and deaf politicians.
International aid of £12 billion pales into insignificance when compared with the £150 billion of evaded, unpaid and avoided tax in the UK. Of course, international aid is not properly audited and if you suggest to the political class it ought to be, it falls on those deaf ears.
However, much more is never thoroughly audited such as politicians’ spendthrift waste and the ‘‘miscellaneous’’ element of central and local government expenditure.
If, through a slip of the tongue, Mr Bloom had insulted the UK instead, using Bingo Bingo Land derogatorily, he could have been chased down the street by two enraged ladies.
Tom Scaife, Manor Drive, York.
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