What are we paying for ?

So — India has successfully launched a satellite into orbit around the planet Mars.
Bully for them. Great achievement.

Err….but why then are we paying them some £4bn quid per annum in overseas aid ? Surely if they can afford to take pot-shots at Mars (even heapo-cheapo ones), they are in no desperate need of cash which we do desperately need ? (To bolster up our failing health services, as just one example.)

[And on another note — is it just me, or does anyone else think that World War III has already begun — it’s just that no-one’s declared it yet ?]

Martin Wheeler

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