The foreign aid handout will help Third World countries insure residents against natural disasters.
THERESA MAY faced outrage last night after she announced a new foreign aid package to cover victims of flooding as part of a new £230 million package – but only for people in Africa.
Tory MPs slammed “absolutely outrageous” and “perverse” decision to spend £30 million of UK taxpayers’ money on foreign victims when British households and small firms can’t even get cover here following a spate of recent floods across England.
Part of the cash will pay for the insurance premiums for third world countries to cover their residents against natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, famine and drought.
But the scheme received a furious response in Britain, where new-build houses and businesses are not covered by the Government’s Flood Re-Scheme aimed to protect homes hit by the 2015 floods that devastated Yorkshire in 2015.
Tory MP Philip Davies, whose Shipley constituents in West Yorkshire were hit by the 2015 floods, stormed: “It’s absolutely outrageous that people in the UK can’t get flood cover but the British government’s paying for other countries to be covered from natural disaster – it’s absolutely obscene.
“Let’s make sure that everybody in the UK is covered by these things first and if there’s any money left over then let’s spend it abroad.”