In the UK there is 10.6 million people now in relative poverty. Another report says 23.2% of Britons are in relative poverty. Another says 1 in 5 of the UK population live below our official poverty line. Whichever way you read it there are people in the UK who are in poverty. Some of those will be self-inflicted in some way but many will be no fault of their own. Some will be children.
It’s horrible to read right? So I cannot fathom how over the next two years the UK will spend a billion pound more than originally planned to the world’s poorest. The BBC cover this in far more political jargon over here , but it still remains the UK have its own people in poverty but we are more concerned in making sure other people in other countries aren’t poor.
I don’t get it. I know I am just surmising and I’ve not gone into all the political tit for tat and who said what cos who said that…..but even when all that is taken away we are still paying money abroad to make sure other people are ok when on our own doorstep there is poverty and worse. Oh how very British we are.
The BBC article goes on to quote that “The aid payments we make…is an important part of keeping us safe and secure in the United England” so were being blackmailed then?
How does a mother explain to their child that they can’t afford food or heat because we good old British are making sure other countries are ok?
Or how do you explain to ex-service men and women who once risk their lives on a daily basis for us, that there are no jobs or help for them when they return because those people you were fighting, well we ‘the lovely understanding bend over backwards for anyone else but our own’ British are now sending them money to make sure they are ok.
There was a joke circulating on the social sites saying how old aged pensioners would be better off to commit a crime and to be put into prison so that they can keep warm and have a hot meal each day. Not so much of a joke these days really is it?
I am no expert and I don’t follow all the politics so I am sure there is all different arguments but to me, and I can’t be the only one, a bog standard normal person on the street, when you take away all the fluff and hoo-ha we have it a little bit wrong. Shouldn’t we be looking after our own first?