Why, when in the world, there is a natural disaster, they ask us to come together to raise money, but when it's our own, the council charge those in need for sandbags....
Christchurch Borough Council in Dorset has been asking locals to pay £30 for four sandbags.
Flood victims in storm-hit Cornwall are having to pay for sandbags.
In Devon, Torridge District Council is charging £3.50 per sandbag.
Councils.. They should be disgusted with themselves.
David Cameron is promising to set aside millions as aid to flood victims but when you see the vast sums involved in overseas aid you have to ask if he is serious?
Britain's record national debt, is estimated to have surpassed £1 trillion.
Factoring in all liabilities including state and public sector pensions, the real national debt is closer to £4.8 trillion.
The Office for National Statistics said public sector net borrowing came in at £85.1bn for the 2012-13 financial year.
Services are being cut in the UK to balance the books, but then to make us look good in the eyes of the world we give away £11 bn as overseas aid. Where is the sense in that?
In spite of cuts to public services at home, Britain’s aid budget has been boosted to £8.3billion a year and is still committed to increasing it from 0.56 per cent of GDP this year to 0.7 per cent of GDP.
Britain won plaudits for being the only G8 country to increase its international aid budget.
It is reported that in 2012, Britain sent £27.4million to China, according to official figures, one of the fastest growing economies in the world - £27million towards improvements to the docks in Mombasa - £437,500 for the planting of biofuels in Mozambique - £600,000 on children’s TV in Kenya - £3.4million to a project to increase the participation of women in small and medium sized businesses in Nicaragua - £1.2million towards the privatisation of utilities in Nigeria and another £80,000 on a study of the link between gender equality and growth also in Nigeria.
Other projects are just plain hypocritical. We are paying £53million on a project aimed at increasing citizens’ participation in the political system in the Congo, when we deny our own citizens the vote simply because they choose to live elsewhere in Europe on reaching retirement.
Whilst it is good help 3rd world countries in the short term to feed, and clothe people who might otherwise have gone hungry or cold after a natural distaster. Why are we paying countries, for their governments incompetence.
David Cameron may enjoy strutting the world stage. But for the Britons getting by on shrinking incomes the case for vanity projects on distant continents is rather less clear.
Foreign aid cash should be diverted to help the victims of floods in Britain, according to the UK Independence Party.
Party leader Nigel Farage said ''Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that a government's primary duty is to the well-being of its own citizens,'and called on the government to suspend international aid while the country was dealing with the aftermath of recent extreme weather.
He dismissed Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge of £100 million extra spending as ''far too little, far too late''
You will find very few Britons who will argue with that sentiment.