Tell the Government to stop aid to Argentina

March 01, 2012 10:22 AM

Over the weekend, the Sun on Sunday reported on the huge amounts of aid money going to Argentina, while their government threatens the right of people in the Falkland Islands to remain British.  Partly through the World Bank and partly through the European Union.  I looked at some of the financial details last year.  The United States is voting against fresh loans because of how poorly the country treats its creditors, despite having substantial reserves.

Nancy Soderberg, formerly a senior US diplomat and now co-chair of the American Task Force Argentina, wrote for the Telegraph that "the ease with which Argentina has flouted its obligations encourages its government to think it is able to behave however it chooses. But if Britain were to take action and stand up to Argentina financially – by, for example, joining the Obama administration in voting against World Bank loans for the country – it would send a strong message that its G20 partners are no longer willing to overlook irresponsible behaviour."



Taxpayers money shouldn't be spent paying for projects in Argentina, when that country is threatening the people of the Falkland Islands and refusing to accept their clear right to remain British.  If the Americans want to get tough with Buenos Aires for once, our government should support them and vote against new loans.

This is a chance to save some money that could be better spent and make it clear that no country which questions Britain’s sovereignty should be supported by the international institutions we fund.  If the Government want people to trust that the foreign aid budget is well spent, it is vital that they take action on funding for Argentina.

There is mounting pressure for the Government to do something about this, if you want to help, please write to your MP.  It can really make a difference.Over the weekend, the Sun on Sunday reported on the huge amounts of aid money going to Argentina, while their government threatens the right of people in the Falkland Islands to remain British.  Partly through the World Bank and partly through the European Union.  I looked at some of the financial details last year.  The United States is voting against fresh loans because of how poorly the country treats its creditors, despite having substantial reserves.

Nancy Soderberg, formerly a senior US diplomat and now co-chair of the American Task Force Argentina, wrote for the Telegraph that "the ease with which Argentina has flouted its obligations encourages its government to think it is able to behave however it chooses. But if Britain were to take action and stand up to Argentina financially – by, for example, joining the Obama administration in voting against World Bank loans for the country – it would send a strong message that its G20 partners are no longer willing to overlook irresponsible behaviour."



Taxpayers money shouldn't be spent paying for projects in Argentina, when that country is threatening the people of the Falkland Islands and refusing to accept their clear right to remain British.  If the Americans want to get tough with Buenos Aires for once, our government should support them and vote against new loans.

This is a chance to save some money that could be better spent and make it clear that no country which questions Britain’s sovereignty should be supported by the international institutions we fund.  If the Government want people to trust that the foreign aid budget is well spent, it is vital that they take action on funding for Argentina.

There is mounting pressure for the Government to do something about this, if you want to help, please write to your MP.  It can really make a difference.

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