Gloucestershire author Jilly Cooper has weighed in to a campaign calling for foreign aid cash to go to British flood victims.
The Daily Mail is gathering signatures for a petition calling for overseas development funding from the UK to be diverted to support to people whose homes have been affected by the floods.
It comes after a survey showed 44 per cent of Britons believe not enough is being done to east the growing crisis.
So far more than 100,000 people have signed the petition.
Author Jilly Cooper, who lives in Bisley near Stroud, said she was right behind the campaign.
“It’s an absolutely wonderful campaign and I will be signing the petition,” she told the newspaper.
“The flooding is heartbreaking and farmers are slitting their throats down here because their livelihoods are ruined.
“We give millions of pounds of aid to China and India and never spend on our own. It’s ridiculous.
“There are families in the UK crying, there are people whose houses have been ruined.”