Well isn't this nice to know. India have launched a satellite into space and so many people appear to be overjoyed! Isn't it nice to know that our foreign aid has been so well spent? At least they are not buying up the more fashionable areas of Paris! They are at least more novel in squandering our tax payer's money.
In the meantime back here in the real world Nottinghamshire County Council will be laying off 800 workers and inevitably services will be cut. The elderly are having their remaining care homes available cut to the bone. The services which some of us have paid for all of our working lives are being destroyed to make way for the Indian Space programme and the greed of African despots.
I remember when that arch socialist David Cameron first came to power that one of his first promises was that Foreign Aid would be 'ring fenced'. At the time I did not realize the significance of that promise. It is criminal, almost traitrous, that tax payer's money should fund a the space program of a foreign power. I cannot prove that this is a fact but why are we giving money that is desperately needed at home to a country that can afford a space program
People... you are in the hands of politicians who are spitting in your face. Sit back and accept it if you want! They are incorrigible, they are laughing at you and most of you will still vote for Con/Lab/Lib at any subsequent election even though most of them appear to qualify for a sentence normally associated with Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker). Foreign Aid just squanders our money and should be stopped now!