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Margot Parker angry as EU give millions of UK aid money to Iran while Briton remains imprisoned

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 12 February 2018

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Speaking to Margot Parker, Ukip spokeswoman for international aid, said: "I do have a problem with Iran receiving money because I have been supporting Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's fight for freedom since she's been imprisoned.

 "I not happy with aid being sent there. 

"It's completely wrong."

She added: "It's worrying a mother and child have been separated for no good reason."

However, Ms Parker has called for a change to the way aid from Britain is sent overseas, arguing that it makes no sense to give money via the EU.

She said: "It's very difficult when the EU gives aid for something and the UK gives aid for something as it's almost like doubling the spending on the same issue without seeing what the benefits are.

"Let's give this money where it's needed but let's decide where it goes to from the UK. 

"We're driving the bus."

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