Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Teodorin Obiang: Dictator's son splashes out on expensive cars, luxury houses and now a yacht

His yacht will cost nearly three times what his country spends on health and education for its impoverished citizens each year.
But Teodorin Obiang is the son of a dictator and the chances are that such considerations won’t unduly trouble him.
He has commissioned a $380million (£233million) super yacht, with cinema, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, it was revealed yesterday.
Because Obiang earns $6,799 (£4,184) a month as agriculture minister of the tiny, oil-rich West African state of Equatorial Guinea, questions are being asked about quite how he could afford the 390ft yacht.

So now you know where you International Aid Budget is going.  As well as going to countries like India, who have space programmes and more nuclear weapons than we have, £13 BILLION, will be going in Aid by 2013.

No one says that people in this country are impoverished like they are in the third world, but we have people sleeping in the streets and pensioners dying of cold every winter.  Maybe a better way of spending the money, would be teaching them about contraception and giving out contraceptive pills and condoms to stop them having huge families that they or their country can't afford.

Who said, "charity begins at home"?


banned said...

Teodorin Obiang is a complete twat, me mate Pete flogged him a gold encrusted loofah for 8 hunded quid which only cost £6.60 down at Peckham market.

Joe Public said...

Foreign Aid - a definition:

"Where a large number of relatively poor UK citizens involuntarily contribute to the wealth of a small number of hugely-rich foreign despots & dictators."

Dioclese said...

A prime example. I've done a post on this subject today. Gov'mint reckons we needs targets (sound familiar?) to ensure the taxpayer gets value for money.

As far as I can see the taxpayer gets sod all for his money and would rather see it spent at home than given away.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, so you reckon all he's going to get is a souped up rowing boat? Excellent!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Publes, straight into their pockets. Our Overseas Aid Budget is far too large. Give more in time of plenty making sure it's targetted through charities like Oxfam and give less in the bad times. That's what any family, at least what my family does with charity and always has.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Greekers, as far as I can see about 10% of the budget goes on running the department for a kick off with brand new offices etc. Why can't they hire some offices in Scotland or Yorkshire or somewhere that's not London and isn't costing a fortune.

Lord Lindley said...

Foreign Aid should be stopped altogether & leave charities to look after the poor & needy of foreign countries. Do-Gooders could then pay themselves for the work and there would be no 'enforced' charity on the rest of us. If the charity didn't raise enough, we aren't bothered about those requesting Aid. Hard lines! Pay it off the deficit.

Major Fuckup said...

I see India has just bought 8 maritime patrol aicraft from Boeing.
Similar to the recently scrapped Nimrods , they do anti sub, disaster coordination, surveillance and maritime patrol. The $2Bn deal is equal to the annual UK aid to India.
Wonder if we can borrow a couple for our imminent folly in Libya ?


Seaman Staines said...

Oh and " Under the contract India has an option to order four to eight more such planes"

Wonder if they can get an advance from next years overseas aid and get them ordered a bit sooner ?

Dark Lochnagar said...

My Noble Lord, welcome to the blog. I agree totally. I don't see why, unless there is huge political advantage, we should be supporting other countries. They are behind our development and we should not be interfering in their country. Bring the troops home to defend our borders. If Gaddafi wants to shit on his own people, that's his affair.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Major Fuckers, I've no doubt there is some sort of agreement in place with those Indian chappies, to lend us the blighters should the Muslim hordes invade. What Ho!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Spunkers, are the chaps supporting British Industry? Like in Jaguar, Corus, Tato and their other interest the 'Bay of Bengal', Tandoori House in Edgebaston.

muddypaws said...


"By Frontier India | February 28th, 2011 | Category: General Indian Armed Forces News |

Indian Budget for 2011 – 2012 has seen the defence budget going up by 11.6 per cent to Rs 164,415 crore from Rs 1,47,344 crore last year. As per the Finance Ministers budget speech, the increase was to procure modern weapon systems and defence equipment, Rs 69,199 crore has been allocated for capital expenditure. He also said that “Needless to say, any further requirement for the country’s defence would be met.”

The Rs 8366 crore hike in capital expenditure, which is 12 per cent more than last year’s Rs 60,833 crore, will be handy as India is looking at big ticket items purchases like 126 multi-role combat aircraft, 197 light helicopter and the 145 Ultra-light Howitzers for the Army.

Last years budget was fully utilized by the Ministry of Defence. "

Dark Lochnagar said...

Mudders, fucking amazing. Why don't they just become friends with Pakistan. Thy must be able to obliterate them many times over. We should be forcing them to look after their people by not selling them arms and insisting they give up their nuclear weapons.