BRITAIN has spent huge sums on aid projects in North Korea and has no plans to withdraw donations despite the increasing nuclear threat, it has been revealed.
In 2015, £740,000 of taxpayers money was given to various aid projects in North Korea, according to official figures – a 167 per cent increase on the year before.
North Korea’s recent threats have led to calls to withdraw international aid
“There are some very poor people there because of the regime’s actions, but the country is a communist basket case.
“They are trying to build a nuclear missile to hit the United States, they are destabilising the entire region. Why on earth are we giving them aid?”
Meanwhile, Ukip donor Arron Banks said spending money on aid projects in North Korea is “beyond ridiculous”.
“While we funnel money into this failing state, they are spending most of their own resources developing nuclear weapons designed to wipe us off the map.
“What’s next? Giving foreign aid to Islamic State?”