If Britain is to compete with China then the reality is our wages must come down, no politician is going to tell you the truth. The problem in the UK is too many people are living on welfare because they got more not working from benefits. They get their full rents paid, council tax paid, Free dentist and free prescriptions, child benefits, free large council homes for having large families. They also get incapacity or JSA. Asylum seekers get £28 a month for fuel. We even have Somali’s getting their rents of £8,000 a month paid. What income did they get in Somalia? No wonder we attract so many economic migrants. The Government needs to limit benefits to no more than the minimum wage and stop paying full rents on housing benefit. Only by getting tough and checking people have applied for jobs will the situation turn round and people look for work again.
Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money could be ending up in the pockets of Taliban insurgents and corrupt Afghan officials, a damning report has revealed.The International Crisis Group warned that up to 10 per cent of overseas aid was being paid in bribes and protection money to the Taliban and officials in Kabul. Over the next four years, the Prime Minister has pledged to give £710million to Afghanistan alone. That could mean up to £70million of British money going to the very people we are fighting. The Department for International Development spent £102million on aid to Afghanistan in the last financial year, but this will rise to £178million this year. Of these totals, 16 per cent goes to Helmand province, where British troops operate.
Ministers are in secret talks to enshrine in law the Government’s promise to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell is demanding Parliamentary time to introduce the controversial legislation. Officials from his department are in talks with Tory whips and Leader of the House Sir George Young to ensure the Bill is passed.
British taxpayers provided Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe with £8million in aid to buy police vehicles that were used to crush his own people, a report found yesterday.
The tyrant’s regime was also supplied with loan guarantees worth £21million to help him import more than 1,000 Land Rovers.