UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker - increasing amounts of our aid budget is funnelled through the EU, meaning we have little or no say on where it is being spent

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 9 January 2018

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UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker has reacted to news Americans are sick of sending money to other countries with no discernible benefits.


The East Midlands MEP and spokesperson for aid and international development, said US President Donald Trump was making good on his election pledge to crack down on aid which does not benefit his country.


She said: "There is always a case for international aid.


"We must make cure people across the world are free from oppression and poverty but we have seen too much money squandered on projects.


"Increasing amounts of our aid budget is funnelled through the EU, meaning we have little or no say on where it is being spent.


"We seee large chunks our money spent on ridiculous schemes. These have included help for coconut farmers in the Caribbean, promoting African dancing and funding juggling lessons in Tanzania."
She aid the whole system needed a huge overhaul, especially as cash was also being sent to China and India.


She said: "Imagine how those services would benefit from some of this money, which quite frankly, is being squandered on many schemes abroad.


"Like the Americans, the people of this country need answers - they must be particularly confused at us sending money to countries, such as China and India, for instance."

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