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"British PM tells Pakistan elite: 'Many of your richest people are getting away without paying much tax at all – and that's not fair'

David Cameron has told the Pakistan elite they have to start paying more tax, and cut out government waste and weakness, if the British public are to back his plans announced today to pour £650m in UK aid to Pakistani schools.

Pakistan is now to become the single largest recipient of UK aid.

Cameron issued his warning in a wide-ranging speech in Islamabad setting out his plans for a fresh start with the Pakistan government after a turbulent year in which he criticised them for facing both ways on terrorism.

Cameron is keen to put the relationship on a more even footing, and lean away from the previous stance encapsulated in the phrase "Pakistan must do more".

He said the British people would need convincing that every penny of the aid designed to help recruit 9,000 extra teachers and put 4 million children into education was going to the right places.

He added: "My job is made more difficult when people in Britain look at Pakistan, a country that receives millions of pounds of our aid money, and see weaknesses in terms of government capacity and waste."

He pointed out that Pakistan "currently spends only 1.5% of its GDP on education and what's more, you have one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world".

He said the Pakistan was simply "not raising the resources necessary to pay for things that a modern state and people require"."
~ http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ise-taxes-rich

Why should we pay when they don't?
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Camron is 120 per cent spot on here.

WHy should we pay 4 people who refuse to work? Its time some one called this bs - they laugh on our face, take the money and use it to trane more jihady suiciders to kill us. we are the fools. we are at war with islam and we pay them

camron is totly right.
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Camron is 120 per cent spot on here.

WHy should we pay 4 people who refuse to work? Its time some one called this bs - they laugh on our face, take the money and use it to trane more jihady suiciders to kill us. we are the fools. we are at war with islam and we pay them

camron is totly right.

Yeah, these suicide bombers need to find a Real Job!
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Cameron is right in the regard that when those who advocate government as a solution allow government to be incompetent, they undermine the very premise of the solution they advocate.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

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Yeah, these suicide bombers need to find a Real Job!

is not actully funny these are the same peple that are killing us yet again is religion the route of all these problems and fightings
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is not actully funny these are the same peple that are killing us yet again is religion the route of all these problems and fightings

They'll kill themselves off then, that's evolution at work.
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Cameron is right in the regard that when those who advocate government as a solution allow government to be incompetent, they undermine the very premise of the solution they advocate.

Very true. Maybe that's why the people have had enough of evil dictators and are trying to fight back and get's what's theirs. The West has enslaved most of the world to get it's way, now they have to enslave the enslavers too, to get their way. That's progress.
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Cameron is right in the regard that when those who advocate government as a solution allow government to be incompetent, they undermine the very premise of the solution they advocate.

A1 thumbs up exactly right

can you do rating posts on this boards?
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"Foreign military assistance from Washington has increased exponentially since the 9/11 terror attacks, and Pakistan currently ranks among the largest recipients of U.S. military aid. In June 2008, the U.S. government reported that nearly $11 billion (PDF) in military and economic assistance grants have been delivered since 2002, the vast majority channeled through Pakistan's military for security-related programs. A report by the Center for Public Integrity finds that in the three years after 9/11, military aid to Pakistan from the Coalition Support Fund—created after the attacks to assist U.S. allies in the global fight against terrorism—was nearly $3 billion, ten times the amount received by Poland, the second-highest recipient of cash from the fund. Pakistan has used the money to purchase helicopters, F-16s, aircraft-mounted armaments, and anti-ship and antimissile defense systems—weapons that Indian officials and others have deemed of questionable relevance to the counterterrorism mission. A June 2008 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found widespread accounting irregularities (PDF) with Pentagon spending."

But come on, is that enough?

"Islamabad In a major move to boost its air warfare capability, Pakistan is to purchase 36 J-10 fighter aircraft from China in a deal worth more than USD 1.4 billion, with options open for induction of more similar aircraft.


China will supply the 36 J-10 fighter jets, enough to equip two squadrons, under a preliminary agreement that could lead to "more sales", a Pakistani official has said. Pakistan might buy "larger numbers" of the multi-role aircraft in the future but has not signed any deal to purchase as many as 150 jets, the official told the Financial Times.

The J-10 or Jian 10 is China's most advanced combat aircraft and is the third generation fighter comparable to American F-16 Fighting Falcons. Islamabad and Beijing are also collaborating to build an advanced fighter -- JF-17 or "Thunder" and the first of these aircraft are expected to roll out by the end of this month, air force chief Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said recently."

It's clearly time to cut back on corporate welfare, especially the expendable one's who just get in the way.

"UNITED NATIONS, Mar 3, 2011 (IPS) - The world's key arms manufacturers are still firmly entrenched in the United States and Western Europe, while some of the newly-emerging military industries in China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Israel, Turkey and Kuwait are trailing mostly far behind.

A new study released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) points out that only 10 of the world's 100 largest arms manufacturers are now based in Asia and the Middle East, with none in Latin America or Africa.

The companies listed in the report include Hindustan Aeronautics and Bharat Electronics (India), Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael (Israel), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan), Samsung (South Korea), ST Engineering (Singapore) and Aselsan (Turkey).

The weapons manufactured by some of these companies include fighter planes, helicopters, jet trainers, drones, fast attack craft, missiles, battle tanks and electronic warfare systems.

But many of the arms manufacturers in these countries are seeking collaborative partners with U.S. or European companies, either for joint military production or technology transfers, "in order to springboard into more sophisticated technologies".

China, on the other hand, has its own vibrant arms industry with companies such as China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), China Aviation Industry Corporation and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation producing a wide range of military products, including jet fighters, helicopters, warships and heavy artillery.

Still, the leaders in the defence industry come overwhelmingly from the United States and Western Europe, including companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, United Technologies (US), British Aerospace Systems, Aerospatiale-Matra and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, according to the study.

Asked whether Asian and Middle Eastern companies will catch up with the United States and Western Europe, Dr. Susan Jackson, SIPRI's arms industry expert, told IPS: "As a project, we do not make forecasts."

But it is generally hard to say where these companies will be in 10 years, especially given uncertainties on what countries will perceive as their purchasing needs, she added.

Jackson said it is challenging for arms producers outside of the United States and Western Europe to increase their arms sales to the same levels, especially when compared to the United States.

"The United States has such a large arms market and in the near term is likely to continue purchasing - which makes it difficult for companies outside of the U.S. market to increase their ranking even if they increase their arms sales," said Jackson, researcher and head of SIPRI's Arms Production Project Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme.

The SIPRI report points out that despite the continuing global economic recession in 2009, total arms sales of the world's 100 largest arms-producing companies increased by 14.8 billion dollars from 2008 to reach 401 billion dollars in 2009, according to the latest available figures.

This was a real increase of eight percent, according to new data on international arms production released last week by the Stockholm-based institute dedicated to research into conflicts, armaments, arms control and disarmament.

Jackson said U.S. government spending on military goods and services is a key factor in rising arms sales by U.S. arms- producing and military services companies and for Western European companies.

And some of the European countries have a foothold in the U.S. arms and military services market, making them beneficiaries of rising U.S. defence spending.

According to the data in the new report, 45 of the top 100 companies are based in the United States.

These companies generated just under 247 billion dollars in total arms sales, which is 61.5 percent of the top 100 arms sales, while 33 are based in nine Western European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

These companies generated 120 billion dollars in total arms sales, which is 30 percent of the top 100 arms sales, while 26 of the key Western European arms producers are based primarily in four countries: France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. "
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