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Someone deserves a rocket !

Posted by Big John on November 5, 2013

Following my recent visit to the health centre for my ‘free’ NHS flu jab, this week it was time for my annual ‘free’ NHS eye test, so off I went to where that bloody silly TV commercial tell you that you should go; my local branch of ‘Specsavers’, where my eyes were tested by a very competent African optometrist.

During the examination we discussed the health problems facing a great many poor people in various African countries and how the ‘western world’ could help. To my surprise the man from Africa said that the western nations should stop sending money to countries around the world immediately and other ways should be found to help those in need, as he knew “from first hand experience”, what most of us suspect; and that is that much of the cash goes to buy swimming pools, aircraft, grand houses, sports cars and luxury lifestyles for those in power, and very little goes to improve the health and lives of ordinary people.

Which brings me to my point ! … Can someone please tell me, bearing in mind the state of our own National Health Service and other public services, why, this year, we are sending £300 million of British taxpayers’ money to Nigeria and £280 million to India, when those countries can afford to blast hundreds of millions more …

… into outer space ?

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2 Responses to “Someone deserves a rocket !”

  1. rummuser said

    I am surprised that you do not know about how the poor people of the rich countries send money to the rich of the poor countries. Follow the trail and you will see cuts in kind or cash all over the place going to people in the establishment in both countries.

  2. Big John said

    I did say… “what most of us suspect” … Ramana. I was just a bit surprised to have it confirmed by this African gentleman.

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