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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:45 pm 
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Anyway it looks like I an not the only one that thinks this way,
Dominic Raab slashes foreign aid to China after £71m taxpayers' cash paid in one yearThe Foreign Secretary has ordered £2.9 billion to be wiped from the aid budget this year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, with a source stressing the “axe would fall” on China.



Does China need it ?

they seem to be doing very nicely on their own !

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:49 pm 
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At risk of getting in a politics debate with Mr T.......

How exactly do you define 'us'?

And where does 'us' stop.

Is 'foreign aid' giving money to Scotland?

When it comes to looking 'after our own' those of us in the cozy South East might resent the money by our taxes being spent on 'them up north'.

Are you a red or a blue?

Are you English?

Are you British?

Are you a European?

Are you a resident of Earth?


We are all of those things, you don't need to be in the EU to be European, Scotland does get money from England just as England gets money from Scotland, we are all Red, White and Blue, we are part of this planet, we do have more money in the more affluent south east, but what extra they have they share.

We are all these things becaue we are British, no point in nit picking as to who gets what or from where, we all put money in and we all get money out just as any family would do.

It's worked so well for over 350 years that now millions of migrants from all over the world recognise what a wonderful place the UK is and seek to live here.

Lets not knock the place for being Great Britian.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:17 pm 
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MR T wrote:
Anyway it looks like I an not the only one that thinks this way,
Dominic Raab slashes foreign aid to China after £71m taxpayers' cash paid in one yearThe Foreign Secretary has ordered £2.9 billion to be wiped from the aid budget this year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, with a source stressing the “axe would fall” on China.


Is that the same China who have just launched a mission to Mars?

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:05 pm 
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Tom The point I am making is that it is hard to pay your bills when you have someone else's hand in your pocket and finding a cure to the c Virus benefits the world. \:D/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:10 pm 
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MR T wrote:
Anyway it looks like I an not the only one that thinks this way,
Dominic Raab slashes foreign aid to China after £71m taxpayers' cash paid in one yearThe Foreign Secretary has ordered £2.9 billion to be wiped from the aid budget this year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, with a source stressing the “axe would fall” on China.


Is that the same China who have just launched a mission to Mars?

No that's another one Ask Sussex :D

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:24 pm 
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Tom The point I am making is that it is hard to pay your bills when you have someone else's hand in your pocket and finding a cure to the c Virus benefits the world. \:D/


Ok, another question.

If a vaccine is developed in Oxford should the first 60 million doses be reserved for the UK or should we do our most needy and then let the most needy in other countries have some before some Brits?

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:32 pm 
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MR T wrote:
Tom The point I am making is that it is hard to pay your bills when you have someone else's hand in your pocket and finding a cure to the c Virus benefits the world. \:D/


Ok, another question.

If a vaccine is developed in Oxford should the first 60 million doses be reserved for the UK or should we do our most needy and then let the most needy in other countries have some before some Brits?


Apparently UK gov has already ordered 90 million doses form Astra Zeneca who are partnering Oxford Uni so it sounds like we already have the answer to that.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:06 pm 
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If a vaccine is developed in Oxford should the first 60 million doses be reserved for the UK or should we do our most needy and then let the most needy in other countries have some before some Brits?

Not sure it's an either/or question, we can and we will do both.

By signing up with AZ it will ensure the vaccine, should it work, will be manufactured throughout the world at the same time.

I think the only two countries currently working on a vaccine, that would hog any supplies, are China and the USA.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:53 pm 
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Tom Thumb wrote:
MR T wrote:
Tom The point I am making is that it is hard to pay your bills when you have someone else's hand in your pocket and finding a cure to the c Virus benefits the world. \:D/


Ok, another question.

If a vaccine is developed in Oxford should the first 60 million doses be reserved for the UK or should we do our most needy and then let the most needy in other countries have some before some Brits?



All life is precious .......... The government will make that decision......... What would you do ??

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:58 pm 
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The incidents of new cases are so low in the uk that if an immunisation of the population went ahead, it could not be said with certainty that the jab would be effective or not. It needs to be used where there is a high infection rate, Brazil probably. The infection rate in Lincolnshire is less than two in 100,000.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:28 pm 
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Tom Thumb wrote:
At risk of getting in a politics debate with Mr T.......

Well I'm surprised that anyone other than you and Mr T stayed in the debate...when it gets to the stage where it's 99% quotes and 1% of new text I suspect a lot of people just move on... [-(

And it looks like some in the thread have been thwarted by the limit on 'embedded' quotes in one post. It seems you're only allowed five :lol:

One or even zero might be a better limit on embedded quotes :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Foreign aid
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Tom Thumb wrote:
At risk of getting in a politics debate with Mr T.......

Well I'm surprised that anyone other than you and Mr T stayed in the debate...when it gets to the stage where it's 99% quotes and 1% of new text I suspect a lot of people just move on... [-(

And it looks like some in the thread have been thwarted by the limit on 'embedded' quotes in one post. It seems you're only allowed five :lol:

One or even zero might be a better limit on embedded quotes :roll:

Away with you man :roll: :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:58 pm 
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The incidents of new cases are so low in the uk that if an immunisation of the population went ahead, it could not be said with certainty that the jab would be effective or not. It needs to be used where there is a high infection rate, Brazil probably. The infection rate in Lincolnshire is less than two in 100,000.



In Lincoln maybe but our end of the county it is more than 1 in 500 have tested positive and it is rising rapidly

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