The £250m island airport where jets can't land because it is too windy (and guess what, your aid money is paying for it)
The Mail are really clutching at straws on this one, trying to shoehorn it into the "wasted foreign aid" narrative.
Complaining about foreign aid being spent on British territories (St Helena)?
The readers aren't having it:
Claret88, Winchester, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
What an awful and unfactual article, St Helena is British and are British citizens, the Saints have a right to an airport, do`nt forget a majority of Saint Helenans work or have worked supporting the UK Military in the Falklands and Ascension Island on low wages and arduous conditions, think our nationalistic DM has severely misjudged this one, very poor research, please re-edit or delete this article and apologise.
LordPete, Palmetto, United States, 7 hours ago
You might complain about using "our" money, but St Helena is BRITISH! Would you all be up in arms if 250 mil was spent on an airport on an (imaginary) island much closer to the British mainland?
johnboy, Berlin, Germany, 3 hours ago
Overseas aid? Technically yes but St Helena is a crown dependency it belongs to Britain. Who else is going to pay for it? Plus if planes can't land how did the plane pictured get there?