Time To Cut The Foreign Aid Budget

Ukip annual conference 2014

The Tories have announced they will increase the foreign aid budget yet again with their pledge to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid while UKIP have repeated their calls that charity should begin at home.

Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: “Charity begins at home. As your MP I will fight to reduce our bloated foreign aid bill to spend our money here. Last night, thousands of ex-servicemen slept rough. Why aren’t they housed with our aid bill? The Conservatives’ priorities are all wrong. It might help with their consciences, but when our residents are losing out we should be doing all we can to improve the lot of our community. It is only thing to support emergency disaster relief, it is another to spend upwards of £13billion a year on foreign aid.”