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MEP slams UK's £27m aid grant to China
6:10am Saturday 21st December 2013 in News
THE provision of British aid to China has been slammed by MEP Paul Nuttall.
"This superpower has just sent a rocket to the moon and yet we're sending them aid. I just find it unbelievable. It's our government that needs a rocket up it,” said UKIP deputy leader Mr Nuttall.
"People here are struggling to make ends meet and yet we hand over £11.2 billion in foreign aid to countries including £27.4 million last year to China.
"This was supposed to have been axed but it appears from information from the Department of International Development that is not the case. China has £2 trillion reserves so they are hardly struggling.
"Would there be any connection, I wonder, with David Cameron's recent visit to China and his determination to foster trade with them and encourage investment?"
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