Need to look after our own

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On August 5 we had a protest group close to London’s City Airport to protest against the effect it is having on climate change, and that black people are more greatly affected by airports and climate change than non-white people.

How and where they derive their information defies logic.

What is also bewildering is that a key leader of Black Lives Matter UK, the group that closed the airport for six hours, is funded by taxpayers out of the UK foreign aid budget.

The Department for International Development (DfID) admitted that at least £50,000 of public money has been paid to Matters of the Earth, whose sole director and shareholder is Natalie Jeffers.

She is described by Black Lives Matter UK as “co-founder” and “organiser” of the group.

She was not present at the protest because she had flown halfway across the world to attend a feminist conference.

So much for saving the planet as she generated more CO2 in one trip than we generate in a whole year.

All they want is you and me to fund their lifestyle and, of course, our stupid politicians are quite happy to do it with our money.

Never mind the people attending food banks, homeless servicemen or the disadvantaged in the UK.

To them it is important to underpin corruption and abuse around the world to appear well meaning to the rest of the world.

We need to stop it now and look after our own first.

Chris Gallacher, TD VR,


UKIP Redcar,

Normanby Road,