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Re: Vote Leave

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Dave Tooke <[log in to unmask]>

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Dave Tooke <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 27 May 2016 21:32:47 +0100

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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. 

Dave Tooke

Sent from my iPhone

> On 27 May 2016, at 19:46, John Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> @ Mike Brass
> 
> " As for the attempts linkages between support for the EU, Nazism and a far too little foreign aid, shame on you two."
> 
> Oh deary deary me..
> 
> Spare us the leftie righteous moral indignation..
> 
> The reality is our Overseas Aid budget has nearly doubled in the last 10 years to £13 billion, which has been protected by cutting other departments which haven't been ring fenced including heritage.
> 
> http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jan/29/hundreds-of-millions-to-foreign-aid-fund-lacked-scrutiny
> 
> Here you are whingeing for England on Tory cuts in arts and heritage, and  the risk to archaeology from the loss of EU funding if we Vote Leave.  The collective funding of both bodies  probably pales into insignificance against  just the annual waste and fraud in the DFID, caused by having too  much money sloshing round,   but not enough projects to keep pace with  the year on year increases. 
> 
> I said originally you can't have your cake and eat it, which would appear to be exactly what you seem to want. Everybody  you politically disagree with are apparently to blame for the demise in archaeology, but you absolve yourself of any of the hard decision making required to resolve the problem,  preferring to defend  the undefensible status quo of waste,  fraud and corruption in the DFID  with the usual glib comment designed to shut down debate.
> 
> Archaeological research  will survive whatever the budget situation and whether we leave the EU or not,  what is open to question is whether the  archaeological bureaucracy  of the post PPG16 world, together with the university archaeology graduate factories will. 

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