See Northern History Vol XX, 1984] MAIN GUARD Market Place; built 1649; Guardhouse turned into Fish Market ; demolished 1855 Jefferson, S History...Carlisle, 1838, p282 Description; date of 1645 under arms 1835 Nutters painting depicts the Main Guard [175 Years of Carlisle front cover] Topping, G and Potter, J. Memorials of old Carlisle p28 CP p5 Demolition begin at Martinmas; News Room to move CJ p2 CN p9 Dating and demolition; Denis Perriam MAINS COTTON FACTORY London Rd; Established 1799 CPacquet Floods carry away part of weir beloning to Rothwell and Co 1811 Jollie p81 cotton mill called Mains Rothwell and Co CP p3c Rothwell and Co, Cotton Manufactory, the Mains 1829 Directory Rothwell and Co Mains 1835 drawing by J.So it is that spending in this area will double during David Cameron’s time as prime minister — and by the time of the next election, will have leaped many times since Tony Blair left office in 2007.
For over the next five years, the Government will lavish £5.8 bn in aid on projects abroad ranging from fighting flood damage in Third World nations, to disaster insurance plans for Pacific islands, and solar energy in Nigeria.
By the year 2020, £1.76 bn will be spent annually on such projects from a total aid budget predicted to swell to an astonishing £16.3 bn a year.
Britain is, for example, the biggest aid donor to Bangladesh.
The country gets around £208 m in direct aid a year, with much of the money going on measures to tackle flooding in a low-lying nation, with millions of impoverished people hit hard during the annual monsoon season.
Our direct aid donations to Pakistan, meanwhile, are now a staggering £266 m annually.
The country often suffers badly with flooding, with millions of people affected.Margaret Mc Craken, 79, is helped from her home in Broad Street in Carlisle, Cumbria, through the floodwaters by members of the armed forces who were called in to help evacuate people after Storm Desmond moved in Yet it isn’t simply a case of not spending enough on flood protection around Britain.For while the political class has promised to spend £2.3 bn over the next six years protecting British households from storms, this seems a trickle beside the torrents of taxpayers’ cash that has just been pledged to protect homes from flooding and extreme weather abroad.Cumbria, for instance, expects to spend £100 m repairing its roads alone.Typical of this new way of wasting your money on foreign aid was the announcement in September of a new £300 m fund for the Caribbean, disclosed during David Cameron’s trip to Jamaica, much of which was to help countries cope with ‘climate shocks’.She has vowed to spend the festive period at home despite the deluge When ministers disclosed their plans recently to channel almost £6 bn into dubious climate change schemes in developing nations, they were applauded by charities that benefit from soaring budgets.