MEP slams UK's £27m aid grant to China

St Helens Star: "China has £2 trillion in reserve" says MEP Paul Nuttall. "China has £2 trillion in reserve" says MEP Paul Nuttall.

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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5:20pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Keva68 says...

I'm surprised China are not insulted by the Aid money.They got it spot on the other week when they described the Uk as a small insignificant country only good for holiday,university and football.
I'm surprised China are not insulted by the Aid money.They got it spot on the other week when they described the Uk as a small insignificant country only good for holiday,university and football. Keva68

3:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

MrBenggo says...

Why does successive UK governments consider it is responsible for the well being of the people of other nations,people in this country have lost their job in the public sector,and some lost their homes as a result,all in the name of cutting the deficit.
The money saved,and money borrowed,is then given away in the name of "overseas aid",often to countries better off than this one,as giving it to China shows.
Why does successive UK governments consider it is responsible for the well being of the people of other nations,people in this country have lost their job in the public sector,and some lost their homes as a result,all in the name of cutting the deficit. The money saved,and money borrowed,is then given away in the name of "overseas aid",often to countries better off than this one,as giving it to China shows. MrBenggo

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