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Put UK flood victims FIRST: As flood-hit Britons endure unimaginable hardship, the Mail launches a petition calling for cash to be taken from the £11billion foreign aid budget to help them
11 February 2014 @ 12:06

I live in Somerset though not in the flooded area. I can't imagine the anguish so many are feeling over having to leave their homes. Now it's London area, maybe that's why something now is being proposed. I know Somerset people are feeling abandoned! 


The Daily Mail today launches a petition to urge ministers to divert some of the UK’s £11billion foreign aid budget to the floods crisis. 

As thousands are driven from their homes, there is growing anger that Britain is spending billions on foreign development projects, and so little on flood relief at home.

Last night Mark Kirby, his wife Kate and their three children, from the devastated Somerset village of Moorland, said simply suspending aid for a brief period could raise enough money for UK families. 

Mrs Kirby, 44, a teaching assistant, said: ‘We have always given to good causes when we could afford it but now we and other people who have been flooded out need help.’ 

The petition, which will be presented to the Prime Minister, says: ‘I strongly urge you to divert some of the £11billion being spent on overseas aid this year to ease the suffering of British flood victims and to build and maintain flood defences to prevent a repetition of the current crisis.’ 

Read more at The Daily Mail

Please sign the petition here

Below: This is Moorland in Somerset 

Below: Shepperton, Surrey

Below: Egham, Surrey


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baz1946 said:
11 February 2014 @ 11:37

I have signed up with the Daily Mail to stop these overseas payments...Period.

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