We are in a financial mess. Although the vast majority of the British public did not create it, we are all expected to pay the price with cuts to public services, wage cuts, benefit cuts, as well as cuts to the armed forces and the emergency services. Can we really afford to pay for wars that we are not actually involved in? I know it sounds brutal, but did anyone cry out when people lost their jobs, homes and personal possessions because of the recession?
There are charities who can fill in the gap, and we have a choice whether to give money to those. We do not have a choice which countries give our money to through government aid. It is our money. We have earned it. We should have the right to say where it goes, and where it should not go.