Monday, March 19, 2012

£1.6 billion aid to India is about to be scrapped

BRITAIN’S taxpayer-funded handouts to India are almost certain to cease within three years after a public outcry led by the Daily Express.
The International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said Britain was “walking the last mile” and added: “We won’t be there for ever”, hinting that the hundreds of millions of pounds a year aid to the former colony will end by 2015.

The move is a victory for the Daily Express, which has been pressing for an end to all foreign aid. But MPs and tax campaigners last night called for Britain’s £1.6billion total aid to India to end immediately.
Red more: Daily Express

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