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    UK taxpayer to donate a further £75,000,000 to Bangladesh for 'flood defences'

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    Anyone else see the irony in the timing of this announcement?

    The UK is giving £75m ($133m) to help Bangladesh prepare for the impacts of climate change, the government will announce on Wednesday.

    The money will go on measures such as protecting houses, schools and farms against flooding, and introducing new crop strains.

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    Link please - sorry...... I was a bit quick off the blocks there.:whistling:

    I have no problem with the aid going there, but the hypocrisy of the Government continues to astound me. Not enough money in the public purse to solve the flood issues in our own land!!!!!!

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    I have no problem with the aid going there, but the hypocrisy of the … I have no problem with the aid going there, but the hypocrisy of the Government continues to astound me. Not enough money in the public purse to solve the flood issues in our own land!!!!!!


    Yes, that was what I was trying to get across.

    Beyond belief really.
    What's the date - it's not April 1st again already?;-)

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/spot.JPG

    I think some perspective is required here.
    In 2007 the death toll from floods in the UK was less than 20, in Bangladesh it was in excess of 500.
    I'm proud that some of my wages will go to help people less fortunate than me.
    Of course people who have been affected by floods in Britain will be upset, and so they should be, but that shouldn't stop us helping other countries in my opinion.

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    I'd rather we get 75 million quid worth of flood defences

    its a good thing uk to help other countries ,and bangladesh is in terible state as we speak,but it needs to sort its own country and piorities first then should come other countries
    uk is jusy going downhill and i can see worse comming

    well we give the scottish 10% of all our uk taxes every year to subsidized there free nhs parking, free prescryptions soon, and univeristy fees etc
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