The management of the Mail has its own agenda, which is to sell as many copies of the paper as possible
Isn't that what what all business inspire to do? isn't that part of being successful in business? Please explain which part of this is so incorrect or unacceptable?
With regards to the petition, like it or not, and whether is is a manipulative or a cynical ploy matters not, it has polarizing people and given them a voice which appears to be having results.
With regards to Foreign aid, anyone who really believes that it is always used efficiently and with no waste or corruption is living in a Walter Mitty world. I believe that for one reason or another millions of pounds of UK money is wasted and misused annually.
I'm sorry to say this, but based on what you've written I believe you really are incredibly naive.
Of course all businesses aspire to make money, but if you can't see the glaringly obvious difference between a national newspaper and a company that sells widgets I'm afraid there's little point in debating this any further.
As for your comment that "I believe that for one reason or another millions of pounds of UK money is wasted and misused annually."
That's stating the obvious, of course money is wasted, but cutting our foreign aid budget is hardly the way to address it. We might make a start at home before blaming others.