A good question from a Tory

Justin Hinchcliffe (Hunter and Shooter) has posed a really interesting question on his blog. Why does the UK government send £75 million a year in aid to China ? After all , China has a space programme, nuclear weapons and a massive trade surplus and they are hadly short of a few pounds.

Can anyone answer "The Hunter's" question ?


Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Do Tories not normally ask good questions?

Anyway, what's your answer?

Rob said...

The answer is quite possibly to do with the fact that a lot of that money ends up in British pockets. It's paid to consultants who fly over there for a couple of weeks, fly back, make a report and pocket a decent daily fee for doing so. Same sort of thing as selling weapons below price to anybody who's not obviously bent on genocide.