The former leader of the UK Independent Party and great promoter of the Leave position in the Brexit referendum Nigel Farage, has mentioned Argentina and Falklands policy as proof that Britain’s foreign aid budget is being spent in completely the wrong places.
Interviewed by Leading Britain's Conversation, LBC, Farage was not happy that so much of taxpayers’ cash was being sent to certain regimes across the world - describing it as an “utter shambles”.
The controversial subject was raised after it emerged Theresa May government departments were struggling to spend the overseas aid money they’d been allocated.
A UK National Audit Office report said money was being wasted because civil servants were “rushing” to hit the legal requirement of spending 0.7% of the nation’s income on foreign aid.
Farrage then looked at where and what some of the cash was actually being spent on was he left absolutely seething.
“We’ve been giving money to Argentina who still have a claim over the Falkland Islands,” he fumed.
“And they’ve been buying fighter jets from China, so we’ve actually been giving money to a regime that could use some of that money to fund military jets to fight against our people.”
Nigel’s shocking list continued: “We’ve been giving money to Iran. We’ve been giving money to China and hold on to the chair - we’ve been giving money to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe!”