Immigration, Are We Helping Or Hindering. in General Discussions Posted April 7, 2017 That's because many people are racist and both these things (attacking immigration and attacking foreign aid) is perceived to harm johnny foreigner. Clearly Anna B is not criticizing foreign aid in principle but rather the corruption of foreign aid. I honestly don`t think many people are that racist. I think, I know, a lot of people are mildly racist, but not enough for them to think like that. I just think, as Frankie Boyle "joked", the trouble with the English is loads of them have very strong opinions based on no (or very little) evidence whatsoever. ---------- Post added 07-04-2017 at 16:52 ---------- And I wonder if it's the same people who complain about foreign aid, and how 'charity should begin at home', are the ones who grumble the most about feckless British people 'scrounging of the state', or 'not pulling themselves up by the bootstraps'.... Very probably, particularly the older ones who grew up when jobs were probably a bit more plentiful but, more significantly, paid better.