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Friday, 8 June 2012

I won’t cry for you Argentina

The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) is calling for the British Government to oppose any further World Bank loans, underwritten by British taxpayers, to Argentina. They have launched a new campaign with an e-petition on the UK Government's official website ( and published new research ( looking at the scale of the funding.

British taxpayers' money is supporting loans to Argentina on a substantial scale. This is despite recent attacks from the Argentinian government on British interests, including advocating a boycott of British goods, and disputing the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. Moreover as a middle-income country, Argentina has no pressing humanitarian need for aid.


  1. Captain Haddock8 June 2012 at 18:43

    I wouldn't give the Argies the steam off my piss !

  2. Yes, but UK politicians are such a soft touch, it would be wrong not to shaft them. It's like taking candy off a baby. I mean. we wouldn't want to offend Argentina, would we? They might accuse us of being racist...

  3. I'll never support the Argies. The first time I went to that neck of the woods the bastards bombed me. Not a friendly gesture. In gact the bastards should be compensating me for having to renew my soiled underpants.

  4. Loaning money to Argentina that renounced its debts as recently as...?

  5. Captain Haddock9 June 2012 at 10:23

    "I mean. we wouldn't want to offend Argentina, would we? They might accuse us of being racist" ...


    And I've never liked feckin' corned beef !

  6. ^^^

    How about spam?


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