Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Prudence Brown Strikes Again.

It’s nice to know that good old prudence Brown, whilst calling for us all to summon up the ‘Blitz Spirit’ to get us through the credit crunch, is still prepared to stretch his generous hand across the world. Today we learn that $10,000,000 of our money has been promised in aid to the Gaza strip. So, as we enter the new year and you’re collecting your P45 or shutting the front door on your house for the last time you can be comforted by the knowledge that your taxes are helping out Hamas. This bunch of murderous fuck-pigs can now spend their plentious funding from Iran on more weapons rather than on helping the people they are supposed to represent. Perhaps this year Hamas will be able to beat last year’s record of 5,000 Islamic Jihad missiles dropped on Israel, who knows?



Thanks a lot Gordon
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Of course, it's worth noting that the sum promised is in dollars this time. This is probably because Qassam Missile Inc. would rather be paid in a currency with some chance of retaining its value.




Note: If you’d like to check out just how much of your money is blown each year on funding outside of Britain by the Department for International Development, check out the figures in the tables starting at page 240 of this document. Oh, and since the figures are in ‘£ thousand’ don’t forget to add three zeros. Yep, you guessed it: it’s billions. DFID expenditure was in the region of £4.6 billion in 2005/06. As for 2008/09, these tables give planned expenditure, so probably more was spent. Here’s some examples: after £163 million on administration you’ll be glad to know £94 million was to be thrown at ‘global environment funds’ and about £1.5 billion at Africa.







3 comments:

Jools said...

What I find rather strange out this is that Israel bombs the gazza strip, killing loads of people. The U.S. makes tacit noises about how they are just defending themselves, and who ends up coughing up ? Yeah, us.

WTF ?

It's their fight, leave them to it. We've got plenty to worry about in the coming year, if they want to blow chunks out of each other, leave them to it.

--Jools

Maigo said...

Talk about throwing your money into a pit. You'd think that being in an 'economic crisis', it'd be a good idea to help your own people... then you'll make money to help everyone else...

Also. Why don't people ever move? That's been a firing range longer than I can remember... and all of the US Gulf states?
You can't be too poor to move, you can be poor anywhere. It can't be your home, all you ever do is rebuild. Just move your stupid asses.

daniel said...

yep, that's gordon - handing out OUR money like it's water to africa and hamas, no questions asked. whilst here everyone's f*cked up the arse by first the government; and then all the public service companies - 6% increase in rail fares this week? - why thankyou sir! because i sure as hell know i didn't get a 6% rise in pay.... in fact i haven't had a payrise for the last couple of years.

in terms of gaza - if the people were stupid enough to actually elect a terrorist organisation for a government - as they obviously were - then imo let them rot in their own pit. i know know that because of the problems hamas is now the bigest employer in gaza, therefore embedding itself ever deeper into their society, but they only need to stop firing rockets into israel and then the israelis will stop bombing the crap out of them.