Crimpertoon: A response to the “Put the UK before foreign aid campaign”

A new Crimpertoon as a response to the “Put the UK before foreign aid” campaign announced today by a UK national “newspaper”. As ever you are free to reuse this under the terms of the CC:By-NC-SA licence.

Cartoon: a rich sheep walks past a poor dog feigning poverty. Caption "The Spanish have a saying "Today for you, tomorrow for me" - please do not sign the "put UK before foreign aid campaign" - we can afford both.

However much sympathy we have for the plight of UK flood victims (and I do believe the government should help them), we cannot afford to stop helping those in need wherever they are. We can afford to help both parties. Such “us or them” rhetoric does nothing to help the world we live in but is not really surprising considering the source of the campaign. If we want to redirect funds to help UK flood victims I am sure there are more worthy candidates. How about closing one of those tax loopholes. Also we can start helping the UK flood effort by stopping the destruction of our environment. Trees for houses will lead to flooding.

Finally before you sign that petition you might want to check the facts: Suggesting we spend more on foreign aid than on UK aid is a myth.

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