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    Wouldnt give aid to any other country unless something like 'a japan' happened.
    Harsh, maybe but frankly changing a small part of international trade rules would help countries so much more than giving aid
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    Why is it that we've got enough problems in this country and our government is chucking money somewhere else! How can they justify that!
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    (Original post by UniversityLAD)
    hey why don't we just throw some money over Gaddafi's way too! Seems we've got plenty to go around despite the poor state of our education system and the current NHS problems!
    We already have, Gaddafi is using weapons donated by us and other countries 4 months prior to when he slaughters hundreds with those same weapons. Irony.
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    (Original post by Phobia27)
    We already have, Gaddafi is using weapons donated by us and other countries 4 months prior to when he slaughters hundreds with those same weapons. Irony.
    I'm pretty sure they weren't donated. I believe they were actually bought by the Libyan government.

    I can see the irony there, but they definitely weren't donated.
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    Absolutely disgusting, all the good that money could have done, especially considering our current economic situation and the cuts that are being made and the government go and give £650m to a bunch of gnats who hate us anyway.
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    If it helps starving and uneducated people, I'm for it.
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    (Original post by loki276)
    As long as it actually goes to education it's a good thing
    I wish it was true, but all the money of 'aid' goes into the pockets of the corrupt politicians of pakistan. :dots:
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    (Original post by JonathanNorth)
    I'm pretty sure they weren't donated. I believe they were actually bought by the Libyan government.

    I can see the irony there, but they definitely weren't donated.
    Oops sorry, don't know why I said donated because I knew they were bought, guess it was late
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    (Original post by Bananas01)
    If it helps starving and uneducated people, I'm for it.
    I understand the logic - that money spent actually saving lives is better than money spent buying old people bus passes or whatever. But we have absolutely no idea where that money even goes and when the government is involved in giving it, really the purpose is political gain rather than humanitarian gain.

    If you support charity that's great, but donate it yourself, don't advocate public charity coming from taxpayers money. Shameless plug here - but engineers without borders do great work and only one person in the entire organisation is paid (and thats a low wage) - so you know the money is A) actually going to people in need and is B) aimed at sustainable growth. (One of my housemates is really involved with EWB...)
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    (Original post by Bananas01)
    If it helps starving and uneducated people, I'm for it.
    What about the starving and uneducated in this country?
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    Cheers Tory voters! Much appreciated.
 
 
 
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