Should foreign aid be removed and re-allocated to services in the UK (e.g. NHS)?

Asked by: MoonGazer
  • I think yes.

    Personally, I think that foreign should be an option and not compulsory out of peoples taxes. The UK government does not regularly fund charities like the NSPCC, RSPCA, Cancer research etc. It is up to the people and to my mind foreign aid is a charity, like the rest. It should be up to charities like Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF, Water Aid the give money to poor countries.
    Especially in a time where Britain is in austerity, we are giving billions in aid whilst the National Health Service is on the brink of collapse.

  • Ultimately, it's a small amount of money that relieves a lot of suffering.

    The DFID budget as a fraction of the total is tiny - less than the typical £2 per person a week charities ask for. £6.7bn spread across the UK won't make a huge difference in anyone's quality of life, because incremental improvements in already-high life expectancy require a ton of expenditure. On the other hand, when someone has no clean water or suchlike, providing it can effect an enormous improvement in quality of life for relatively little cost. It's an efficient way to improve human wellbeing, therefore moral, and it's also in the long run in Britain's interest to have as many wealthy, stable peers as possible in the international community.

  • How could anyone do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On average 84 people die in Ireland a day where as in Nigeria 8 022 every day and that's with over seas aid imagine how many deaths without aid .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tuygtgftgtsggg t g h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h

  • Charity begins at home.

    How can it be justifiable to the 'insignificant' sum of £50bn from taxpayers in this country at a time when we have growing numbers of working poor people in this country forced to rely on food banks, in order to save their own families from starvation?

    This, at a time when Britain is still taking in more immigrants than any other European country.

Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.