ARTICLE: As Cameron attacks ‘Bongo Bongo’ MEP… How £1billion of your cash is being used to help Nigeria join the space race

As Britain hands Nigeria more than £1billion in foreign aid, here at home ATOS force the disabled onto the dole and Bedroom Tax steals people’s home –all because the UK is in debt. Had enough? Or are you still going to vote for this monstrosity, Fools?

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  • Oil-rich country has accepted £300million in aid this year alone
  • Plans for Nigerian astronauts to join missions within next two years
  • But 70 per cent of the country live below the poverty line of £1.29 a day
  • Row ignited by UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom’s ‘Bongo Bongo land’ comments

Nigeria is spending millions to put a man into space – as Britain hands it more than £1billion in foreign aid.

The oil-rich country, which has accepted £300million this year alone, has set in train ambitious plans to launch its own rockets.

And the first Nigerian astronauts are being trained to join Russian, Chinese or American missions within the next two years.

Last night critics asked why Britain was, in effect, subsidising a space programme for a nation where 70 per cent of people live below the poverty line.

This latest controversy came just two days after Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom ignited a fierce debate by saying it was folly to give billions in aid to ‘Bongo Bongo land’. Yesterday David Cameron said the remarks were offensive and accused Mr Bloom of being guilty of a ‘stop the world I want to get off’ approach to foreign aid. The £1.14billion Nigeria will receive over the five years of the Coalition is double the £500million set aside to prop up struggling accident and emergency departments at our own hospitals.
Backbench Tory MP Philip Davies said it was ‘totally unjustifiable and unaffordable’ for Britain to give this money to Nigeria, given the scale of its ‘grandiose’ space programme.

‘We cannot go around the world saying “don’t worry, we will feed your public for you while you waste your money on all sorts of other projects”,’ he said.

‘We have got to say to these countries “you have got to spend that money on your people where it’s most needed not on some grandiose space programme”. We are against welfare dependency at home but at the same time we are encouraging welfare dependency abroad.’

The row surrounding Mr Bloom flared when he insisted that sending aid to Africa was tantamount to treason.

He added: ‘How we can possibly be giving a billion pounds a month, when we’re in this sort of debt, to Bongo Bongo land is completely beyond me.’

He claimed foreign leaders frittered the money away on ‘Ray-Ban sunglasses, apartments in Paris and Ferraris’.

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3 thoughts on “ARTICLE: As Cameron attacks ‘Bongo Bongo’ MEP… How £1billion of your cash is being used to help Nigeria join the space race

  1. Pingback: FW: [New post] ARTICLE: As Cameron attacks ‘Bongo Bongo’ MEP… How £1billion of your cash is being used to help Nigeria join the space race – Annette R.S. |

  2. is this aid the same money that people want us to look after for them. the nice people keep on emailing me.
    They offer me loads of dosh to look after it for them unfortunately I have had to decline. My mattress is full of promises from our own government which are waiting to be carried out.
    I am sure some of our own politicians would be pleased to look after it for them as their own expenses are being vigorously checked.
    but never mind eh!
    Hugh Cares

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