Armed forces should take over one third of Britain’s foreign aid budget,

#1
Lot of noise around this, Daily Hate in full flow, but here is the source:

Press Release:

http://www.civitas.org.uk/press/prForeignAid.htm


Aiding and Abetting

Foreign aid failures and the 0.7% deception

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/ForemanAidingAndAbetting.pdf


For me though this sums it up:

"This paper does not take a position on the desirability of democratic and humanitarian conditions on aid, though it takes exception to the hypocrisy and inconsistency with which the UK government currently imposes such conditions. It makes little moral sense for instance to cut off aid to Malawi because of that country’s treatment of homosexuals but to continue subsidising destructive regimes in countries like Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Aid conditionality may well be desirable in general but it requires a pre- existing clarity about the primary goals of British aid.

Despite decades of lavish failure and negative outcomes including the enrichment of corrupt tyrants, the subsidizing of warlords and the subversion of good government, aid work of all kinds continues to enjoy uncritical support from sections of the media. This is not surprising given the existence of a nexus between Western media organisations and the aid agencies on which many of them depend for access and transport in conflict areas.”
 

Grumblegrunt

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#3
its a good idea as soldiers can deliver aid without the huge costs of extra security spongers, they would only mess it up by trying to buy custom spec chinooks at 12 times costs to fit an ice cream jingle.

sodexo can do the relief camp catering at 18p a head as usual.
 

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