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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

Cameron puts aid before pensioners.

With nine days left, David Cameron has struck a new low with his discredited threat that the elderly may be first to suffer if Britain pulls out of the EU. 313 more words

61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

Cameron is desperate, so you can not believe a word he says. He said if he could not get a good deal for Britain out of the EU he would recommend out, now we know he lied about that to.

European membership, part 37; Overseas aid budget.

Let us get some basic facts and figures on the Overseas Aid budget as it currently stands before considering the effects of a no vote in the referendum. 321 more words

European Membership Vote