Overseas Aid effort to focus on tax collection.



I too welcome the recent report that suggests that our overseas aid effort should focus more on helping poor countries collect their own taxes.

It is a major step in the right direction for the long term but the fact of the matter is that there are still more pressing problems here in Britain that need dealing with first.

For example, one in ten of our own youths are not in employment, education, or training and because of the mess left behind by Labour we are now having to borrow more to clear it up.

I find it outrageous that at a time when we need to invest in our own infrastructure so as to create growth in our own economy the only budget that ever seems to go up in real terms is overseas aid.

Have this government never heard of putting number one first?