I would like to see the UK economy get a boost as this would also have a positive effect on other countries. If the UK's economy improved, it would mean that there would be more money available to the public. This often allows the general UK public give help to "home-grown" charities and those that benefit other countries. When the belts are being tightened, for many, one of the first things that "goes out of the window" is pure charitable donations and voluntary work itself.
Many people that are involved in charitable work may share my thoughts that, on a national scale, charity must begin at home before it can spread out further. But before the charity can begin anywhere, those that would be granting it must have it to give.
Take a look at the real figures of the UK's "situation"... Comparing the year 2000 with 2009
Cash surplus/deficit (% of GDP) 2000 = *PLUS* +1.65% (2009 = *MINUS* -10.89%)
GDP growth rate 2000 = *PLUS* 3.92% (2009 = *MINUS* -4.87%)
High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports) 2000 = 32.07% (2009 = 22.59%)
Have a play with the information yourselves
Okay... someone pass the frog pills