Foreign aid debacle slammed as UK to send India huge boost after space launch

Nigel Farage slams continued foreign aid being sent to China

Britain is set to hand India more foreign aid, it has emerged, just days after the country launched a rocket into space.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) sent New Delhi £33.4million in overseas aid in 2022/23.

Its annual report reveals that the handouts are set to jump by 70 percent to £57million in 2024/25.

John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, told The Telegraph: “The foreign aid debacle has been allowed to carry on for far too long.

“Arbitrary spending targets have seen untold millions sent abroad to fund spurious projects in countries with larger economies than our own.

“To create a fairer deal for taxpayers, ministers should scrap the target and make aid available when truly needed.”

The FCDO was approached for comment.


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