I think the British giving money to poor countries does portray us as being a rich country, and this does attract asylum seekers. Yes asylum seekers want a better life, but we also have to realise that Britain, only about 80 years ago was in the same state as poor countries and we didn't move anywhere! And asylum seekers can be a big problem, depending on the cirumstance, especially in the south where you see asylum seekers all the time. On the other hand, asylum seekers are good for the uk economy because they get the low paid, but essential jobs, such as a cleaner, imagine this country without cleaners! So you can flame asylum seekers, but they also give us benefits, but whether you like them or not, keep that opinion to yourselves. And, we still should be donating to Asia (and Africa) anyway, we still have plenty of Billions to spend for ourselves - I myself will be donating - if I can get through to the website which seems to be very slow.