Charitable view

AM I the only one who thinks our Prime Minister is losing touch with reality?

In a recent broadcast interview (25 September, BBC4), he justified the raising of foreign aid to £12 billion a year to ­“prevent migration” and to ­“assist with uncontrollable ­climate change”.

Quite apart from any shred of proof that this prodigious outlay would have any effect on its stated destination, he left his questioning listeners asking how in the present fiscal meltdown giving away £12bn from our £1 trillion overdraft would chime with the millions of British people now coming to grips with state-inflicted poverty.

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It seems that David Cameron in his gilt-lined cocoon has never heard the adage “Charity begins at home”.

Alastair Harper

Lathalmond

by Dunfermline