27 Dec 2013

And Then A Little Aid….

The global warming winds and rain have been a tad over the top this holiday season have they not? You have to feel desperately sorry for all the poor folk affected by the flooding and power outages.

To make it even worse It seems many homes aren’t even insured as the insurance companies discovered  many homes are built on flood plains and so refused to do what insurance companies are supposed be doing. Risk taking.

To add to these poor folks misery, up pops Dave!

You know what? You remember a little while ago some islands got hit by a super typhoon? Dave appeared all over the media with our wallet wide open; …….an extra £30m in emergency aid following the devastating Philippines typhoon, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. The UK's assistance following Typhoon Haiyan now stands at £50m

And rightly so I guess, and what our Islands are presently suffering would barely register as a nuisance factor in areas susceptible to typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes and such.

But hay, however minor our troubles are in comparison, these are our Islands and our people and as such Dave, is there any chance you could see your way to redirecting some of our money you give in ‘aid’ to other quite rich countries and keep some here to aid our people in our own Islands who are presently suffering pretty miserable circumstances with many individuals and small businesses facing financial ruin? How cool would that be then? You think Dave-Aid has a certain ring to it?

Could be a win win deal for ya there Dave. You may win a point back in that  popularity poll game you and others of your ilk play, there’d be a million photo opportunities  and, more importantly, you’ll get to see first-hand how easy it is to say, “Here’s a wedge of money – spend it well.” and how hard it is to figure out just how much  has actually avoided the political pickpockets along its circuitous meander to the front to eventually be ‘well spent’.

Quote;  Jack London.

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”


A K Haart said...

"the insurance companies discovered many homes are built on flood plains"

For which local councils gave planning permission - I remember that being an issue in the seventies.

I wonder how many council planning officers live in houses built on a flood plain?

Mac said...

"I wonder how many council planning officers live in houses built on a flood plain?"
I don't have the figures to hand but I'm guessing it's getting on for zero.