Britain spends more on foreign aid than any other country in Europe, a report reveals. An international study of developed nations shows that only the US sent more cash overseas.
The UN’s target to spend 0.7 per cent of income on foreign relief – embraced by David Cameron – has also been ignored by all but the UK and four other major economies, the research showed.
Last night critics said taxpayers would be concerned to see so much of their money disappearing abroad when tens of thousands of Britons had seen their homes, business and belongings devastated by flooding.
It follows the revelation that British aid to the world’s most corrupt countries hit a record £1billion, despite fears much of it could be wasted, stolen or diverted to terrorists.
The latest figures, in a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), show how Britain’s aid bill soared to…
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