@ Dave Tooke
" It sounds as if you feel that increasing foreign aid is a bad thing.
As a member of one of the worlds 7 wealthiest economies I can't agree.
If that is "leftist" then I'm happy to be leftist. "
I feel that Overseas Aid should be principally for disaster relief in all its forms, not for providing the worlds criminal fraternity with an income stream, or providing questionable governments with the means to suppress their populations, or 'friendly' governments with money to develop space programmes we can't afford ourselves.
More importantly I object to the vulnerable in this country having their lives impacted on by the ringfenced Overseas Aid budget which has doubled in 10 years. Presumably in your view the vulnerable in 'one of the worlds 7 wealthiest economies', are less worthy than the vulnerable practically anywhere else.
Of course this all revolves around the belief in leftie world that perhaps hiding behind the burning bush of biblical fame, or dabbling its roots in the water of the lake of Excalibur, stands the mythical 'Money Tree', the solution to every problem.
At least it would be if the left can find it before they bankrupt us