Michael Sheen infuriated flood victims
Actor Michael Sheen infuriated flood victims yesterday by saying he was sick of hearing foreign aid should be diverted to help them.
As guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Sheen – best-known for his portrayals of Tony Blair – said that criticism of the £12billion annual foreign aid budget was an ‘ideological agenda’.
His comments came as stark images emerged of flood-hit residents battling to prevent further damage to their homes and businesses.
Today presenter Sarah Montague spoke to Sheen about flooding after those forced from their homes and businesses in Yorkshire and Lancashire questioned the use of British money abroad.
Sheen, 46, told listeners: ‘I think it’s a false argument, I don’t think it’s an either/or. I think it’s obviously from the newspapers you talk about – what’s known as the Right-wing Press.
‘I’m completely sick and I’m sure a lot of people are sick in this country of ideological agendas, using very real issues that affect ordinary people in this country and abroad as a political football.’
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