Nirj Deva has had a little rant in the European Parliament.
"Why are we not working to keep that capital in those countries making those countries richer. No, what did we go and do just now, we voted for a Tobin tax to hammer already weakened financial institutions in the west and give money to a whole bunch of people who will probably steal it."
If you have a family member in trouble, who do you help first, before helping, say, your neighbour? Likewise as Britain, as a whole, is 'down the crapper' - how about we help our own before we try and right all the wrongs in the rest of the world? Selfish? Probably. Sensible? Most definitely.