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brits tighten belts, austerity continues as govt. throws more cash at foreign aid

Recently, the Brit Prime Minister told his country that the austerity program will last quite a long time.  Things are looking up but we aren’t he says, out of the water just yet. 

Well of course they aren’t out of the water yet, and of course the country will have to go steady with lady austerity.
Why?

Because it’s important that Britain spread the cash around and toss monies hither and yon and also, funds need to be found for an increase in the pay packet of politicians.  Forget that for now.

Money is also needed to fund this bit of out of country lunacy.  Heaven forbid more of it should be spent at home.  No, gotta give it away.

How you pay £4m to fund the Ethiopian Spice Girls: New aid storm over project that’s even ridiculed in African country

Yegna are a five-strong group that aim to empower women

Is part of a £30million scheme called Girl Hub that also operates in Nigeria

Have their own radio show but it only reaches half the population

Group given £3.8m by the UK Department for International Development

By Larisa Brown

Thirty million pounds guys. As we American always like to jest, in REAL money, that can only mean American dollars, that £30m
comes to $48,343,500.00 USD. 

UK taxpayers have picked up a £4million bill to fund Ethiopia’s own Spice Girls.  ( $6,445,800.00 )

Yegna, a five-strong group, have launched a radio show and released a string of videos that aim to empower women in the African country.

But even Ethiopian critics of the project say the money is being wasted because the show reaches only a quarter of the population.

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In Britain, the TaxPayers’ Alliance said the £10billion aid budget should not be squandered in this way.

Ethiopia has become one of the biggest recipients of British funds, despite being an autocratic one-party state. The new Yegna ‘entertainment brand’, established in April, is part of a £30million scheme called Girl Hub that also operates in Nigeria and Rwanda.

Nike has given 800,000 but of course, that’s a nice tax deduction.

Meanwhile ...  back at the ranch .... austerity is still the name of the game.  Tighten up those belts some more. The treasury needs cash.

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