We can afford war but not peace or aid, for shame!

05_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,194

Saturday 05 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

The refugee situation. Well, that sure made the headlines eh? Osborne blames Isis for the death of the little boy on the beach. Really? Was he there?

You know, since Bush and Blair decided to bring democracy to the Middle East and invented the new Bogey Man, ‘Terrorists’, to replace Reds under our beds, and pursued wars of aggression as the western way of intervention in the Middle East, we have been rewarded with endless strife in countries we have no business warring against and the toll of innocents has been utterly appalling. All the technology of modern warfare has resulted in many hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, not so much smart wars as blunt brutality.

Of course, all these acts of western aggression have not been in response to invasion, so it is hardly any wonder that refugees seek to find haven in countries like ours which are not experiencing armed conflict within our shores? Osborne pointing the finger at Isis is rich coming from someone who, like you, must have known that UK pilots were involved in US-led bombing missions of Isis targets in Syria.

Your response to the situation in Calais was to send extra fencing and sniffer dogs, hardly aid for what were still despicably being called ‘migrants’.

It seems, as ever in this beleaguered world, we can afford war but we cannot afford peace, with those most in need, at home and abroad, at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to aid.

Shame on you, and shame on every strident, petulant, voice saying, ‘charity begins at home, we can’t afford the aid’. Britain isn’t poor, you can give tax breaks to the rich and to corporations, you have the money to replace Trident, you can live, wine and dine in luxury, MP’s can fiddle their expenses and Lords can book in for a £300 giveaway for not a stroke of work, but Britain can’t help the poor, the distressed and those fleeing for their lives from bloody war.

Shame on you!





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