UK Threatens to Cut Off Foreign Aid to Countries That Persecute Gays

  • GQjock

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    Oct 11, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    Poor African countries which persecute homosexuals will have their aid slashed by the Government in a bid by David Cameron to take his gay rights crusade to the Third World.
    International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has already cut aid to Malawi by £19 million after two gay men were sentenced to 14 years hard labour.
    And he has warned the country’s leaders to scrap plans to introduce draconian new anti-lesbian laws.
    ‘We now allocate funds every three months, rather than every year, so that we can review a country’s performance, for example on human rights, and take swift action when governments fall short. We only provide aid directly to governments when we are satisfied that they share our commitments to reduce poverty and respect human rights.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2046965/Well-cut-aid-persecute-gays-Britain-warns-African-nations.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    It's easy to cut the money going to poor African countries
    Where the real need is the more influential theocracies like Saudi Arabia and Egypt
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    Oct 11, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Thank god. But yeah agreed with you: foreign aid should be cut to all countries that have sodomy laws basically.