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Budget disgrace. Cut aid now.

When the Conservatives won a majority in the 2015 election, many Tory voters believed that they would at long last see some genuine conservative policies being implemented – like lower taxes and cuts in public spending.   524 more words


Elderly Care and Overseas Aid

Well it had to happen sooner or later but it has recently been announced that the UK is funding elderly care in China.

China is a country with a nuclear industry, a space industry and one of the largest economies in the world and yet we are funding the care of their elderly. 484 more words


The rich get richer - the gap is widening

What type of world do we want to live in? Do we really want to live in a world where the eight richest people in the world (all men) own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world? 640 more words


Giving more: my goal for 2017

For a few years I’ve followed the work of Peter Singer and others who promote Effective Altruism – the idea that we have a moral obligation to give resources to good causes, and that we must do so in the most effective way possible (not just based on organisations with the best marketing or personal resonance). 675 more words

Doing Good

Keeping up appearances: aid-dumping shows Tories care for PR, not people

The Times (paywall) reports (is Murdoch turning the screw to remind Theresa May not to hinder his Sky bid?) that the Tories have been ‘dumping’ billions of pounds in aid into shady World Bank funds, to sit there unused indefinitely – in order to keep up the… 442 more words

UK development aid: money (literally) well spent

Since taking up her post a few months ago, Britain’s new International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, has been talking up how she’s going to crackdown on waste and fraud in the way her budget is spent. 529 more words

The tyranny of the seemingly urgent: why the media neglects international development

George Monbiot – the environment commentator – wrote a recent cri de coeur on the failure of the media – by which I think he meant most mainstream outlets – to give sufficient coverage to climate change, despite the tumbling of global temperature records and accompanying floods and droughts that are hitting people all over the world. 767 more words