BBC Daily Politics and PMQs

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    That's because until about 2012, most Departments populated their own websites.

    The old DFID website was quite open and helpful.

    This is the sort of degree level bullsh1t they offer now:

    Official Development Assistance (ODA) FCO Programme Spend 2015 to 2016 - GOV.UK

    Since then, the relentless march of has obscured and diluted a great deal of previously easily available info.
    NB The MOD standalone website.

    The way ahead is a Freedom of Information request via or just cc'd to the local MP.

    To be fair, most of the bigger Departments were a bit peeved when the centralists decreed that their content should be assimilated into the Borg.
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  2. Pick the excel file and have fun

    Statistics on International Development 2016 - GOV.UK
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  3. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Just found it. Table C8 suggests Venezuela got £1.5 million in aid last year. That won't be the full ammount, because other aid goes via the UN, but they're not getting a lot.

  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I thought they were a socialist success story so don't need the cash. Is that not the message from Corbyn, Abbott and co?
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  5. Going by press reports, that is what the UK gave directly to Venezuela last year and is why more than just the Heil are talking about the sum I mentioned earlier regarding how much has been handed over to them in the last 4 years.

    No idea if it's possible to see what has gone via the UN, especially given the different agencies there, and I guess you could possibly add in any EU money as well given that UKGov does like including that in the "Overseas Aid" bill.
  6. NSP

    NSP LE

    Which is what we should be giving to most of these corrupt foreign politicians and their grafting minions third world fleapits.
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  7. When there is one person dying in winter due to having to make the choice between heat or food, not one penny should go to any corrupt third world craphole.
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  8. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    The only hole in that argument is the question should be "one person dying in winter due to having to make the choice between heat or food, beer and ciggies" which most people continue to buy and risk poor diet or lack of heating.
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  9. Not sure of how many of the oldies who snuff it from hypothermia chuck their cash away on booze and tabs, same goes for the ones with stacks of payday loans to pay off the BFO telly.
  10. Shock .. Horror ...
    Andrew Neil to hand over Sunday Politics (only?), to daughter of late John Smith.
    Continuity candidate .... very not !

    Sarah Smith Replacing Brillo on Sunday Politics - Guido Fawkes

    Checked BBC News, BBC Politics, and Sunday Politics prog pages ..... err, nothing. Fit for purpose, my arrse.
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  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Hmmmm, not good news - I hope it is only Sundays.
  12. Didn't look too far
    Also Standard, Mail et al running with it even though they don't mention the John Smith connection
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  13. BBC Scotland's Sarah Smith is to take over as the presenter of the Sunday Politics from Andrew Neil.

    Smith will host the programme when it returns from its summer break on September 17 at 1100 BST.

    The former Channel 4 News correspondent will combine her new role with her job as BBC Scotland editor.

    Andrew Neil will continue to present BBC Two's Daily Politics and the late-night discussion programme This Week on BBC One.

    He said: "I loved presenting Sunday Politics - it was a privilege and honour to hold the political discourse up to the light for all those years and while I will miss it greatly I am delighted to continue to work for the BBC on This Week, Daily Politics and other projects.

    "I wish Sarah the best of luck with this challenging and wonderful production."

    Smith joined the BBC in 2014 and took on the newly created role of Scotland editor the following year.

    She said: "Andrew is one of the great political interviewers who leaves big shoes to fill. I am thrilled to take on this role at such an exciting time in British politics.

    "I am very much looking forward to working with the Sunday Politics team. For me now, if it is a Sunday it's the Sunday Politics."

  14. You are looking 5hrs after I did.
  15. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    She has the habit, which I find a tad annoying, of talking with her tongue glued to her bottom teeth. Almost as though she is trying to hold her bottom set in as she talks.
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