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Government Doles Out Fortune On Green Projects Abroad As Hard-Up Brits Suffer

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The Sun

The UK will dole out £969MILLION on foreign green projects — including wind farms in Africa and forestry in Nepal — by 2015-16, up from £930million a year earlier.

BRITAIN is splurging an extra £39million on fighting climate change abroad — as squeezed taxpayers face more austerity at home.

The hike — announced as George Osborne set out £11.5billion of Whitehall budget cuts last month — was branded a “total waste of money” after being uncovered by The Sun.

The UK will dole out £969MILLION on foreign green projects — including wind farms in Africa and forestry in Nepal — by 2015-16, up from £930million a year earlier.

The extra is part of a pledge to hand 0.7 per cent of our income over to poor nations.

The overall annual foreign aid budget is ballooning to £12.2billion — equivalent to £462 per UK household.

Peter Bone, Tory MP for Wellingborough in Northants, blasted: “To spend nearly £1billion a year on overseas aid is difficult enough. But when it is spent on climate change it seems a total waste of money.”

Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy added: “Constituents will accept it if it is being spent stopping people starving — not silly budgets like this one.”

But a Government spokesman said: “We cannot have food security, water security or energy security unless the world tackles climate change.”

 

The Sun, 21 July 2013

 

£1 Billion Storm

MOST people have no idea Britain borrows nearly £1billion a year to fight climate change ABROAD.

Nothing highlights the madness of our aid giveaway better than that figure. And it’s due to rise by £39million.

You can argue Britain ought to feed the starving. You can make a case that giving aid to poverty-stricken trouble-spots improves our security.

But many voters aren’t convinced of the need to fight climate change HERE, let alone elsewhere.

This Coalition has laid off thousands of our troops while simultaneously funding new windfarms in Africa.

Was this one of the “tough choices” they’ve had to make?

The Sun, 21 July 2013