Foreign Aid

Foreign Aid sounds worthy to people who think we victimized foreign peasants, who believe the Propaganda about the nasty White Man & Western Guilt. The Poverty Industry is different. The reality is different too. Sean Gabb, the director of the Libertarian Alliance explains why. Or see Stop Wasting Money On Aid for another view.
Libertarian Alliance Newspaper Article
Contact Details: Dr Sean Gabb
07956 472 199,
Wednesday the 18th September 2012
Sean Gabb, speaking on BBC West Midlands Radio on the 18th September 2012. He makes these points against foreign aid:

  1. That, as the late Peter Bauer said, it takes money from poor people in rich countries and gives it to rich people in poor countries;
  2. That it also gives large amounts of money to friends and clients of the British ruling class - see, for example, the revelation that £500m of the aid budget goes to well-paid consultants, including Adam Smith International;
  3. That is also largely given with strings attached, so that the recipients buy British goods - this being a roundabout subsidy to well-connected business interests in this country;
  4. That it enables funds to be diverted in recipient countries to evil or just grandiose ends - for example, every pound spent on feeding the poor in some African countries is another pound the local rulers can spend on bullets; or the fact that British aid to India is about equal to the cost of the Indian space programme;
  5. That where the money is not spent badly, it is often just stolen;
  6. That, if we want to help the really poor in other countries, we should trade with them, or assist them to throw off the rulers who have kept them or made them poor.

Sean Gabb
Director, The Libertarian Alliance (Carbon Positive since 1979) Tel: 07956 472 199 Skype: seangabb

Postal Address: Suite 35, 2 Lansdowne Row, London W1J 6HL, England
Making clear points makes sense. They are easy to understand, easy to fault, easy to accept on their merits or not.


Foreign Aid Money Gets Stolen Says Pakistani [  22 October 2014 ]
British aid money is being used to line the pockets of wealthy Pakistanis with links to the country's corrupt regime, minsters have been warned.

Former cricket star Imran Khan said Pakistani politicians were syphoning off cash from the multi-million pound budget handed over by the Department for International Development.
Foreign aid goes from the poor in rich countries to the rich in poor countries. It always has. It always will.  Socialists like to feel good by spending our money on their obsessions, typically Third World undesirables.
is just another of them.


Foreign Aid Overtaking Council Spending  [ 16 April 2016 ]
Councils are wasteful; their employees are idle. The whole thing is a Boondoggle; that is before you consider fraud. Foreign Aid is different but just as corrupt. It takes from the poor in rich countries and gives the money to the rich in poor countries. It gets worse. The money that comes back goes to friends of the government. NB Our aid to India pays for their space programme.


Foreign Aid Helps Terrorists Alleges The Daily Quislinggraph [ 13 June 2016 ]
A multi-million pound foreign aid project aimed at promoting Palestinian state building and peace has instead encouraged terrorism and led to an  increase in violence, The Telegraph can disclose [ say/state/allege/claim - delete to taste - Editor ]. 

The Department for International Development (DFI(DFID)’s £156.4 million grant  providing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) led to civil servants being “more likely” to commit acts of terrorism, an independent evaluation suggested. 

An official report found that the five-year project encouraged public sector employees to engage in "active conflict" since their salaries were  paid to their families even if they were convicted and imprisoned for criminal acts, including terrorism. UNQUOTE
Palestinians need lotsa money to repair the damage, several billions of it done by Jews, by Zionist crazies, the world's most dangerous criminal organisation. They, the crazies that is, infiltrated our Parliament to destroy it & us. The Quislinggraph panders to them, just like the rest of the Main Stream Media.


British Government Gives Another £5 Million To Black Pop Group [ 19 December 2016 ]
UK taxpayers have picked up a new £5.2million bill to fund a talk show for Ethiopia's own Spice Girls. Yegna, a five-strong pop group, has been awarded a contract to develop its 'branded media platform', which also includes a radio drama and music. The foreign aid cash - which will keep the band going until at least 2018 - comes despite officials warning it may be a waste of money...........

In 2013 a Mail investigation from Ethiopia, which is one of the biggest recipients of British aid, revealed a UK-funded project named Girl Hub had provided £4million to help fund the group.

Ethiopian critics at the time said it was enough money to run the Yegna initiative for 154 years [ Only 154? - Editor ].

Then last year the Independent Commission on Aid Impact watchdog warned ministers to halt the project unless managers could show it was working..........

But following the report, the Department for International Development (Dfid), gave the go-ahead and injected a further £5.2million in the Yegna brand alone, it can be revealed..............

Plans to pour new money into the project has never been publicly announced by the government.
It is only taxpayers' money so nobody cares apart from the vultures picking our bones clean. How much of it gets to the young women, not that they need it in the first place. Would you believe the light fingered greed driven chancers like #Miliband & #Helle Thorning-Schmidt - she runs Save the Children, a criminal organisation.


Third World Parasites Paid Directly By Her Majesty's Government  [ 5 January 2017 ]
The U.K. Government’s “foreign aid” program has handed out over £1 billion (US $1.23 billion) in cash, paid directly into personal bank accounts, of at least 9.1 million people in 14 countries, including Pakistan, the Yemen, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe since 2010, an investigation by the Daily Mail has revealed.

The cash handouts work through state-administered welfare systems in the 14 Third World states, where recipients are given debit cards and can draw cash at will from auto banks in their countries—with no control at all over what it is spent on.

The Daily Mail report went on to reveal that Pakistan—which has three nuclear power plants, its own nuclear weapons, a $6 billion space program which has three satellites in orbit, and which has a Gross Domestic Product of US$271 billion (the 41st largest in the world and second largest in South Asia), is the main beneficiary of this astonishing U.K. taxpayer-funded cash handout.............

The Daily Mail revealed that currently around 235,000 families are given the cash through the “Benazir Income Support Programme” (BISP), a government-run welfare department, which is a beneficiary of the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID)..........

The cash handout budget has soared from £53 million in 2005 to an annual average of £219 million in the period 2011 to 2015, in a program which Nigel Evans, a Conservative Party MP, described as nothing less than “exporting the dole.”

While 90 percent of the recipients get their cash handouts through bank cards, fully 10 percent are given the money in cash in envelopes at their local post offices, the Daily Mail went on to report.

In addition, the newspaper found evidence of wide scale corruption in the program’s implementation, with many of the recipients only being given their bank card after they had paid “kickbacks to officials.”

Furthermore, Pakistani newspapers reported last year that a nationwide probe had been launched after a “growing number of complaints about fake accounts and alleged corruption from project staff. Seven employees have been suspended on corruption charges and 125,714 suspicious accounts have been suspended.”
Deeply corrupt or allegedly deeply corrupt? To ask the question is to know the answer or be willfully blind. NB the Secretary of State for International Development i is Priti Patel, a loud mouthed insolent Third World undesirable with the in depth understanding of brown envelopes, introduction commissions, fraud etc. that go with being Indian. She would doubtless allege that she is not guilty of Fraud, in particular Fraud by abuse of position. In reality she is part of the New Corruption & above the law.
PS Patel pretends to care about helping the poor. See e.g. Priti Patel warns taxpayers' money being wasted or Priti Patel sets out new vision to stop international aid budget being stolen. Who gets the bungs? People who vote in English elections? Is it Bribery to pay for Vote Rigging in Tower Hamlets & other ethnic enclaves.


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