Monday 16 December 2013
Fly Me To The Moon?
We also fund India's foreign aid budget precisely, so that she has the money for a mission to Mars. That's right. Mars. We are paying towards Nigeria's active aspiration to launch a rocket into space by 2028.
The Statute Law should specify that the United Kingdom's aid to any given country be reduced by the exact cost of any space programme, or of any nuclear weapons programme, or of any nuclear submarine programme, or of any foreign aid budget of that country's own.
The money thus saved would, however, have to remain within the budget of the Department for International Development.