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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    We will all know later.
    And will just be guessing for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    We will all know later.

    The Club of Cheapshits ( Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Netherlands) are "trying" to hinder, but
    The agreed recovery package is €750 billion, the EU commission suggested it to be €500 billion in grants and €250 billions in loans while the 4 wants the whole sum to be loans.
    PIGS are the countries most affected by covid-19 so a big part of the package will go to them but giving it as loan only would only make them slip even more behind than they already are. A precarious dilemma.. Result of negotiations expected in two weeks time.
    May the bridges I burn light my way

    There is no plan for no deal because we're going to get a great deal - Boris Johnson in HoC 11 July 2017

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    Well if it goes to the country's most affected then Boris has it covered.

    Not only have we left and so won't be liable to pay, but if we'd stayed in we'd be covered because he's made sure the UK has the most stiffs in Europe.

    Good 'belt and braces' approach, there.

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    ^ & ^^ Lefty fruit cakes.

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    So instead of protecting medical professionals the Tories splash the cash on protecting statues? They're gonna screw up Brexit even more over the following months.

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    Crikey, its taken a while but hopefully they will finally prune DfID - i have had the misfortune to have to put up with the oxygen thieves who infest and leech off the tax payer working for this shower and i for one and very happy someone is finally getting a grip of these wasters.

    Anger as Boris Johnson announces plan to merge international aid department into foreign office


    The government has been accused of putting politics ahead of the needs of the world's poorest by merging the department responsible for overseas aid into the foreign office.


    Boris Johnson told MPs he intends to end the "artificial and outdated" distinction between diplomacy and overseas development by scrapping the department for international development (DfID) and handing control of the aid budget to the foreign office.


    Mr Johnson announced the creation of the new foreign, commonwealth and development office, headed up by foreign secretary Dominic Raab, to "unite our aid with our diplomacy".


    He hinted at cuts to aid budgets, saying Mr Raab "will be empowered to decide which countries receive – or cease to receive – British aid" and questioned why countries like Zambia and Tanzania received more funding that Ukraine and the Western Balkans, which are strategically important to the UK.


    Work will begin immediately on the new department, which is expected to be established by September.


    More than 100 charities urge Johnson not to axe aid department


    Campaigners for the world’s poor have long feared that Mr Johnson, a former foreign secretary, would axe the department. The majority of DfID ministers were given parallel roles at the foreign office during the cabinet reshuffle earlier this year – raising fresh questions over its future.


    Mr Johnson told the Commons: "We must now strengthen our position in an intensely competitive world by making sensible changes, and so I have decided to merge DfID with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to create a new department, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.


    "This will unite our aid with our diplomacy and bring together our international effort."


    He said overseas aid had been treated for too long like a "cashpoint in the sky" and pledged that the new Whitehall "super-department" would improve the UK's international mission.

    More here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-global-britain-commons-international-aid-foreign-office-response-a9568551.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    BoJo's COVID kill rate is now indisputably the highest in Europe and the second wave has already started in several UK regions even before the Clown has properly emerged from his belated lockdown. Taking into account the care home slaughter, over 50,000 have now died because of his cack-handed laziness and buffoonery.
    A cull of the weak will make for a stronger population going forward, perhaps not enough have gone, we could easily have afforded 3 - 5 million of the weakest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    The recession will be marvellous to witness this winter as the lumpen masses realise in their economic misery their vote demolishing the red wall of Labour in the North and Midlands will be rewarded by unemployment, higher taxes, negative equity in their overpriced cookie-cutter suburban bothies and more expensive credit.
    Financial recessions are always good for business if you know where to look.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I think the EU are now increasingly relieved the English are gone and realise the Brexit vote was a blessing in disguise.
    It must be close to just you and James O'brien in that little meltdown remoaner tantrum circle now, most everyone else is getting on with their lives.


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    Boris Johnson told MPs he intends to end the "artificial and outdated" distinction between diplomacy and overseas development by scrapping the department for international development (DfID) and handing control of the aid budget to the foreign office.
    about time too.

    Girl power
    Ethiopia’s answer to the Spice Girls, a group called Yegna, were the faces of a £5.2 million scheme to promote “girl effect” in Africa. The intention was to change behaviour so that young women would value themselves and insist on staying in school, getting vaccinated and choosing their own husband. Priti Patel, as secretary of state, scrapped the scheme.


    Corrupt police
    In Bangladesh, as Britain spent £34 million on a “safety and justice” programme, the proportion of people interacting with police who had to pay a bribe trebled to 23 per cent, while victims of crime doubled to 48 per cent. The number of victims reporting crimes fell, as did confidence in police. The results were worse in areas served by the British-funded police stations than in other parts of the country. A fingerprinting programme was introduced, despite the law forbidding fingerprint evidence.

    Libya’s migrants
    Refugees were pulled out of the sea off Libya and sent to detention centres where they were at the mercy of abusive guards, due in part to a £5 million grant from British aid. Britain trained the Libyan coastguard to stop some of the tens of thousands of people trying to cross the Mediterranean each year although Libya refuses to recognise refugee status and locks them all up, often indefinitely. The United Nations found detainees faced beatings, extortion, malnutrition, dirty water and such severe overcrowding that they were unable to lie down.

    Free cash
    Pakistanis were given cards for free cash as part of a scheme costing up to £300 million. Many had to bribe local politicians for access to the scheme.

    ‘Girls’ schooling
    Britain poured £238 million aiming to get girls into school in Pakistan, including in the largely rural area where Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel peace prizewinner, was shot for supporting female education. Most of the beneficiaries turned out to be boys. Only 43 per cent of the vouchers went to girls although they make up a much higher proportion — 88 per cent — of the out-of-school children.

    Gated communities
    CDC, formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation, was given aid to fund shopping malls with gated communities in Nigeria, a chain of electronics shops in Egypt, Pakistan’s rival to Amazon, and an Indian online fashion retailer, a Times investigation discovered.
    The demise of Dfid: millions went on fruitless projects | News | The Times

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    Britain's foreign aid budget was £15.2bn in 2019, which is £1 out of every £8 in foreign aid given by 29 major countries, more than double what it was in 2009, and more than twice the G7 average of 0.27% of national income, the target being 0.7% which no country managed to hit.

    uk foreign aid budget 2019 - Google-haku

    Doesn't matter what bojo decides because the UK is committed to a foreign aid budget, so the money will simply be squandered and stolen elsewhere.

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    ^ 0.7% at the moment, if anyone needed convincing the merger was the right decision 3 former fukwits have voiced their disapproval. Now lets some of the other nations who run a current account surplus like Yermany front up - the xxxxs, course they won't not when we can keep racking up debt when they don't need to.

    Three former prime ministers have all condemned Tuesday’s announcement, with David Cameron notably joining Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to criticise Mr Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    A cull of the weak will make for a stronger population going forward, perhaps not enough have gone, we could easily have afforded 3 - 5 million of the weakest.
    So that's how it works ?

    You have lost thousands of old folks.

    I take that most of these seventy- eighty year olds, had somewhat stopped breeding.

    There goes your gene pool improvement.

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    The virus should have been allowed to just go through the population and it would have found it's own level.

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    Starmer overtakes Johnson as preferred choice for prime minister

    Opinium poll also shows Labour more trusted over Covid-19 response

    Labour leader Keir Starmer has overtaken Boris Johnson as the public preferred choice for Prime Minister, according to the latest Opinium poll for The Observer.

    Starmer is preferred to lead the country by 37% of voters polled on Thursday and Friday last week, compared with 35% who say Johnson would be the best Prime Minister.

    While the Tories remain four points ahead of Starmerís party on 44% to Labourís 39%, the gap has closed from over 20% in February and early March when the Tories enjoyed a regular commanding lead as the country rallied behind the government, and Jeremy Corbyn was reaching the end of his time as Labour leader.

    When asked about the relative performances of the government and Labour in reacting to the Covid-19 crisis, Starmerís party stretched its lead by 9 points last week alone and now has a net approval rating of +13. This is the figure reached when the percentage of those who disapprove is subtracted from the percentage who approve.

    By contrast the Tory approval stands at -10, having been at +26 shortly after the full lockdown was announced by Johnson on March 23.

    After a week in which many people flocked to crowded beaches to enjoy the hot weather some 54% of people now think the UK is coming out of lockdown too fast, up from 46% last week. Meanwhile, most of the public (59%) continue to think testing levels for Covid-19 are insufficient.

    Starmer overtakes Johnson as preferred choice for prime minister | Politics | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Starmer overtakes Johnson as preferred choice for prime minister

    Opinium poll also shows Labour more trusted over Covid-19 response

    Labour leader Keir Starmer has overtaken Boris Johnson as the public preferred choice for Prime Minister, according to the latest Opinium poll for The Observer.

    Starmer is preferred to lead the country by 37% of voters polled on Thursday and Friday last week, compared with 35% who say Johnson would be the best Prime Minister.

    While the Tories remain four points ahead of Starmer’s party on 44% to Labour’s 39%, the gap has closed from over 20% in February and early March when the Tories enjoyed a regular commanding lead as the country rallied behind the government, and Jeremy Corbyn was reaching the end of his time as Labour leader.

    When asked about the relative performances of the government and Labour in reacting to the Covid-19 crisis, Starmer’s party stretched its lead by 9 points last week alone and now has a net approval rating of +13. This is the figure reached when the percentage of those who disapprove is subtracted from the percentage who approve.

    By contrast the Tory approval stands at -10, having been at +26 shortly after the full lockdown was announced by Johnson on March 23.

    After a week in which many people flocked to crowded beaches to enjoy the hot weather some 54% of people now think the UK is coming out of lockdown too fast, up from 46% last week. Meanwhile, most of the public (59%) continue to think testing levels for Covid-19 are insufficient.

    Starmer overtakes Johnson as preferred choice for prime minister | Politics | The Guardian
    The poll and those who paid for it, the observer, are like you Cyrille, increasingly irrelevant. Quite why someone who works for an oppressive Middle East regime, and lives part time in northern Thailand has any credibility, commenting on U.K. politics is self evidently, a waste of breath.

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    Irrelevance and ad hom - all you have.

    And your credentials in Bali are..?

    (Not asking about your Sunday Brunch bj skills here...)

    By the way, the post didn't include any comment from me, you spunk-addled porker.

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