James: Why Scrapping Foreign Aid Is Not The Answer To Social Care Crisis

20 January 2017, 11:29

James O'Brien Eff

James was talking about the social care crisis when he got a message from a listener arguing that to fix the problem, we should scrap foreign aid. Here's why that's wrong.

James: Why The 'Scrap Foreign Aid' Argument Makes No Sense

One texter says scrap foreign aid to pay for the social care crisis. Not that simple, argues James.

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"Ken's done it!" said James, who had barely started his hour on the subject of the Surrey's proposed council tax hike, a response to the rising costs of social care - and government cuts.

Ken's proposal? "Cut some of the useless foreign aid and put it towards social care!"

James was struck by a story about his daughter's sixth birthday and the £10 gift she received and explained why her behaviour then reminded him of the "chomping right wing" and their approach to foreign aid.

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