Not our problem

I had planned on blogging about Westminster wasting its time debating why holidays in school holiday periods are so high, but I figure most of you know about supply and demand even if the morons who put their name to the petition don’t. What grabbed my attention though was the governments position on what happened in the Ukraine, an area that really is none of our business.

George Osborne offered the Ukraine a blank cheque last night to turn the ravaged country around.
The Chancellor said the UK is willing to pour millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to prop up the new government.
Speaking at a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Australia, Mr Osborne said: ‘We are here ready to help just as soon as there is someone at the end of the telephone.
‘We should be there with a chequebook to help the people of Ukraine rebuild their country.’
Last night it was unclear how much cash might be provided but Britain is likely to contribute to stability funds being put together by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
Since the uprising on Saturday ousted the Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine no longer has access to a £9billion handout from Moscow.
Ukraine may need a bailout since it has a dire ‘CCC’ credit rating, but British taxpayers may not take kindly to assisting a country with huge natural resources including oil, whose former president spent millions on a vulgar palace while his people suffered.

The Ukraine is simply not our problem and interfering between the EU and Russia haas turned the place into a very nasty troublespot just waiting to happen. The EU has thoroughly antagonised Russia by backing the rebels when it should have kept its nose out and the ever fragrant Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission was clearly as ever out of her depth representing the EU in negotiations.
As it is, writing a blank cheque to what is essentially a kleptocracy led by a corrupt cabal (and yes that’s what the rebel leaders are) seem like just handing money over to another set of crooks as opposed to the Russian backed crooks.
There are historical reasons for the Ukraine being split on its east/west ethnic lines with memories of the Soviet Unions abysmal record still deep in peoples minds, however the counterbalanced fascistic tendencies that grew out of this when the Soviets collapsed are not exactly a welcome addition to the EU’s influence.
In short we should let them sort out their own problems and not just offer them a blank cheque.
Sadly no one seems willing to listen to common sense in the political classes, after all, it’s only money isn’t it?

8 comments for “Not our problem

  1. February 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    George Osbourne and pals might be better offering a blank cheque to British flood victims, and opting out of the EU’s neo-imperialist crusade to annex Ukraine. If charity isn’t firmly rooted at home, it’ll turn to ashes elsewhere.

  2. Andrew Duffin
    February 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Oh great.

    So we are now offering unlimited backing to an outfit just denounce by Putin as “not a legitimate government”.

    Way to go, EU! (Don’t tell me Cameron did this without permission from his bosses, because I won’t believe you).

    Will they never learn?

  3. Michael
    February 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    “Not a legitimate government” sorry Vladimir, which one? The Ukraine or the EUSSR?

  4. Bunny
    February 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Are we sending the cavalry to the Crimea again?

  5. FrankC
    February 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    “after all, it’s only our money isn’t it?”

    Fixed it for you.

  6. Viscount Rectum
    February 24, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Osbourne and Cameroid will divert the foreign aid from Africans who will not push the sodomites agenda, is this the reason they are winding up Putin?. Sorry flood victims you are not important enough go to the back of the queue and shut up.

  7. February 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    “haas turned the place into a very nasty troublespot just waiting to happen”

    As was intended.

  8. Furor Teutonicus
    February 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    How come when our dicatorships wish to negotiate contracts to MAKE money, the E.U insist they can only do it with their authority, and by giving them a back-hander, yet they don’t want to fucking know when our taxes are robbed to give out to every piece of the worlds crawling scum?

    Where is “You can not do it independantly!” then?

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