Foreign Aid

UKIP’s foreign aid policy is very simple, we will ensure that our aid is concentrated on life-saving programmes. Inoculation, Clean Water and Emergency Disaster Relief.

The UK gives £11.4 billion a year in foreign aid. That’s a staggering £32 million each and every day.

In short, foreign aid doesn’t work for eight reasons

1. It costs a fortune
2. We can’t afford it
3. Corruption eats up a large part of it
4. It is often spent on senseless projects
5. It fills the pockets of despots and human rights abusers
6. It goes to terrorists and warmongers
7. It goes to countries which don’t need it
8. Foreign aid has become a fat cat industry

Nathan Gill said, “Much of the foreign aid budget is mistakenly issued on this principle. It’s time for change. Free and Fair Trade, not Aid.”

04/02/12 The Telegraph – India tells Britain: We don’t want your aid

14/04/14 The Telegraph – Britain’s aid spending the highest in Europe

01/06/15 Daily MailHow Britain has spent £185m on police forces… in Bangladesh, Congo and Malawi: Fury over money for staff and stations overseas while officers at home lose jobs

05/06/15 The Telegraph – British aid billions ‘subsidising’ third world defence budgets

25/06/15 The Telegraph – Mates for fish, Hamlet lessons, Facebook help – Foreign Office under pressure to justify aid spending

20/07/15 Daily Mail – Scandal of bizarre aid projects funded by British taxpayers’ money: How you pay for trapeze lessons in Tanzania, Jamaica jollies for EU spin doctors and a study on COCONUT development!

30/09/15 BBC News – UK to build £25m Jamaican prison

21/01/16 Express – Foreign aid spending TREBLES as watchdog warns there could be NO END to Britain’s largesse

23/01/16 Daily Mail – Foreign aid fat cats are the best-paid in Whitehall and pocket nearly twice the salary of average workers

27/03/16 Daily Mail – Britain hasn’t actually got the £12billion we give in foreign aid – we BORROW it. And you won’t believe what we spend it on…

02/04/16 The Independent –  Government exceeds international aid spending target by £172 million

14/04/16 The Telegraph – Foreign aid spending to overtake council funding next year

14/04/16 Daily Mail – New foreign aid outrage: Britain now second only to the US in handouts after paying £1 of every £7 given by rich countries last year

12/05/16 Express – FOREIGN AID FARCE: £3 billion in taxpayers’ money sent to world’s ten most corrupt states

25/05/16 The Telegraph – How Britain’s foreign aid bonanza has created a new Goliath, towering over the Foreign Office