PM’s reputation waning

PM’s reputation waning

PM’s reputation waning

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In the wake of the current floods, the chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith of Finsbury, says that the country must make a choice whether to save town or country.

He then goes on to say that there is no bottomless purse to build further flood defences.

It seems strange that there always seems to be a bottomless pit for providing foreign aid to countries abroad, some of whom are better off than us, ie India, and some who we are at diplomatic loggerheads with, ie Argentina.

I am sure that the people in the West Country who have been flooded out since before Christmas would rather see some of this money used to give them relief now and in the future instead of finding its way into the pockets of despots and dictators who have no intention of using the money for the purpose it was intended.

Mr Cameron may be building up his reputation abroad but, at home, it is declining rapidly, faster than the flood waters.

AP Cox, Heath Close, Holgate, York.

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4:19pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Thecynic says...

It's always been the case that the Governments of this Country seem to ignore the plight of it's citizens in preference to those of other Countries.
In reality that may or may not be true? however it comes over to the general public as true.

We send approximately 1Billion per Month to other countries in aid, plus the occasional 'special' payment. doesn't sound much but that's £1,000 Million every Month being given away.(£1,000,000,00
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No doubt that some or maybe quite a bit of that is genuinely needed, but I'm sure that equally there is quite a bit that can be saved

I mean come on, we are sending money to places like India and Pakistan, both countries have enough money to build up a Nuclear arsenal, their Governments should look after their own people first before relying on us to help them out so that they can build a Nuclear arsenal, and in the case of India it even has it's own space agency and agenda!

Charity should always begin at home, then if there's anything left? you can be generous and give to deserving causes.
It's always been the case that the Governments of this Country seem to ignore the plight of it's citizens in preference to those of other Countries. In reality that may or may not be true? however it comes over to the general public as true. We send approximately 1Billion per Month to other countries in aid, plus the occasional 'special' payment. doesn't sound much but that's £1,000 Million every Month being given away.(£1,000,000,00 0) No doubt that some or maybe quite a bit of that is genuinely needed, but I'm sure that equally there is quite a bit that can be saved I mean come on, we are sending money to places like India and Pakistan, both countries have enough money to build up a Nuclear arsenal, their Governments should look after their own people first before relying on us to help them out so that they can build a Nuclear arsenal, and in the case of India it even has it's own space agency and agenda! Charity should always begin at home, then if there's anything left? you can be generous and give to deserving causes. Thecynic
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4:21am Fri 14 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

A letter from AP Cox that actually hits the mark.

Also worthy of your consideration: when other countries have problems such as flooding, we send help and money over there. Well, we've got flooding over here now - still waiting for those cheques......
A letter from AP Cox that actually hits the mark. Also worthy of your consideration: when other countries have problems such as flooding, we send help and money over there. Well, we've got flooding over here now - still waiting for those cheques...... Magicman!
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7:04am Sat 15 Feb 14

Kroythrundthru says...

Would love to know how much Aid we are getting from other countries. Surely it our turn
Or are displaying our Stiff upper lip!
Would love to know how much Aid we are getting from other countries. Surely it our turn Or are displaying our Stiff upper lip! Kroythrundthru
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