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DFID finally on its way

I have suggested to the Govt, that those DfID creatures, and other woke do-gooders that enthusiastically give-away our money, should themselves be sent "on secondment" to help in-country, those places they so readily claim they wish to support, while sat at their desks in London offices!!

A surprising number of them have been sent in-country. Not all of them have risen to the challenge, but there have been some genuine surprises too. IMHO, the UK gets the greatest value of all out of our fantastic locally engaged staff. Many of them put the DFID deployable SJW mob to shame.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
Mike Jackson in his autobiography in the chapter on his time in Bosnia states:

"For the Brits at least, the dual-track approach of military and civil measures was a given. There is a deep understanding in the British Army of how to run a post-conflict situation-or, to use an expression which, at least latterly, has been anathema to the Americans: how to nation build. This understanding was shared by the Overseas Development Agency (ODA), then a sub-set of the Foreign Office, which had a positive, can-do approach and welcomed partnership with the military. Sadly, the ODA is no more. It has been replaced by the Department for International Development (DfID), which has a different culture - although to be fair the department is constrained by the Act under which it was formed to 'the relief of poverty".

When taking about his time in the post invasion of Iraqi in 2003:

"The British Army may be able to get the odd power station working again, but it cannot build new ones. Such work requires highly skilled construction companies. I have to say that once again that we found that the DfID less than wholehearted about helping us in the reconstruction effort. Not for the first time , one had the impression that some of their people see soldiers as part of the problem rather than part of the solution. When the British Govenment has such a huge amount at stake, politically, econmically and militarily, it does seem extraordinary that a key Government department should be dragging its heels".
They were following a political agenda and not acting in the best interests of UK plc.

A lot of the problem lies at the door of the millennium goals which are straight out of a luvvie metropolitan student handbook and read like they were written by a 21 year old NUS member whose mummy and daddy live in Islington. USAID also signed up to them also, and like DFID, USAID is also full of metropolitan luvvie types.
Civil servants not liking those nasty right-wing killers the army?

Much the same can be levelled at Public Health England with regard to the PPE issue - PHE was of the "Ewww, private sector" mindset. Dirty, nasty, don't touch you'll catch something.

A legacy of the Blair years is the politicising of at least the upper echelons of the public sector. Many of the individuals concerned are very much more concerned with ideology than practicality.

Clear it out, start over with a more pragmatic outlook.

Good riddance.
 

Deepster

Clanker
Civil servants not liking those nasty right-wing killers the army?

Much the same can be levelled at Public Health England with regard to the PPE issue - PHE was of the "Ewww, private sector" mindset. Dirty, nasty, don't touch you'll catch something.

A legacy of the Blair years is the politicising of at least the upper echelons of the public sector. Many of the individuals concerned are very much more concerned with ideology than practicality.

Clear it out, start over with a more pragmatic outlook.

Good riddance.

Put all of the funding into projects promoting Britain, and partnership with, measurable results and regular updates.
Money wasted and abomination otherwise.
 

Yarra

War Hero
Mike Jackson in his autobiography in the chapter on his time in Bosnia states:

"For the Brits at least, the dual-track approach of military and civil measures was a given. There is a deep understanding in the British Army of how to run a post-conflict situation-or, to use an expression which, at least latterly, has been anathema to the Americans: how to nation build. This understanding was shared by the Overseas Development Agency (ODA), then a sub-set of the Foreign Office, which had a positive, can-do approach and welcomed partnership with the military. Sadly, the ODA is no more. It has been replaced by the Department for International Development (DfID), which has a different culture - although to be fair the department is constrained by the Act under which it was formed to 'the relief of poverty".

When taking about his time in the post invasion of Iraqi in 2003:

"The British Army may be able to get the odd power station working again, but it cannot build new ones. Such work requires highly skilled construction companies. I have to say that once again that we found that the DfID less than wholehearted about helping us in the reconstruction effort. Not for the first time , one had the impression that some of their people see soldiers as part of the problem rather than part of the solution. When the British Govenment has such a huge amount at stake, politically, econmically and militarily, it does seem extraordinary that a key Government department should be dragging its heels".

Clare Short was actively working against us on TELIC 1. When, during Phase 4, we needed DfID most, she was fighting a personal vendetta against Blair. Sod the situation on the ground, she was too busy virtue signalling her opposition to the Invasion, despite not having the integrity to just vote against it and resign.

Nasty, venal, myopic, pygmy of an excuse for a SoS. She has blood on her hands just assuredly as TB. 'I tried to stay on to prevent the disaster of the aftermath' - the hypocrisy of that statement alone sums up her arrogance. Good riddance to her and DfID.

 
Quite; it seems that this new reality has finally dawned upon the EU:



Money back, bonus
 
A perfectly reasonable viewpoint; perhaps Supreme EUropean Theatre Commander Wokingham, Crowthorne and Camberley aka Generalissimo Brotherton_Lad would adopt a similarly mature outlook?
You forgot Cpl
 
Clare Short was actively working against us on TELIC 1. When, during Phase 4, we needed DfID most, she was fighting a personal vendetta against Blair. Sod the situation on the ground, she was too busy virtue signalling her opposition to the Invasion, despite not having the integrity to just vote against it and resign.

I clearly recall her telling the world how HMG, had bugged the phones (and office of) Kofi Annan at the UN in the run up to, and even long before Telic 1.
Nobody has ever seemed to ask her then or now, that as she was the Foreign Secretary at the time, who read the relevant UK agencys' applications for authorising the operation and then subsequently signed her name to it ?
And she then read the transcripts?
Hilarious.


Blood on her hands most definitely.
Another one to file under "Where are they now"?
 
I have suggested to the Govt, that those DfID creatures, and other woke do-gooders that enthusiastically give-away our money, should themselves be sent "on secondment" to help in-country, those places they so readily claim they wish to support, while sat at their desks in London offices!!

Also, posted earlier on two other threads, in direct response to DfID related posts by others . . . .

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Well goodness me !!

If I may be allowed to enjoy - for a while - and bask, in my own "self-reflected" satisfaction ;) .

They - the Government - should be aware, that this "result", will only encourage me to continue sending them un-solicited suggestions . . . .

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SEE: Distribution (below).

Saturday 14 March 2020

Dear . . .

“JOINED-UP” GOVERNMENT THINKING INITIATIVE AND ACTION

SITUATION: UNSUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH - OVER POPULATION - MIGRATION


There is a facetious argument that is often used in a malicious manner, with the deliberate intent of misleading the electorate - that in order to maintain a level of economic activity, and sustain an established standard of living - a falling birth-rate and consequent decline in, and aging of, the population, should and can ONLY be alleviated by (uncontrolled) immigration.

This of course is false and disingenuous!

A declining population . . . .

A declining population can be seen as a natural occurrence/reaction within many species, from a sense of, and the effects of, over-population. It should NOT be regarded as strange, or unnatural, just because the species been considered, happens to be humans.

With regard to (some) human populations the effect of this - natural, normal, principle - can be recognised amongst the “developed western” economies.

As for the rest . . . mainly southern hemisphere . . . “the West” has unfortunately been salving its “White Mans’ burden” and has been perpetuating the over-breeding - by ineffectual foreign aid - in the form of food provision and water relief . . . and not sufficient birth control.

“Climate Change” . . . “Global Warming” . . . is all caused by too many humans on a very small and delicate planet, that only has very finite natural resources, that are now reaching exhaustion!

What Europe, the EU, our own UK Government, and every other supposedly “responsible” authority, has to do . . . is to introduce a MANAGED decline in human population, with a consequent MANAGED pro-rata reduction in overall economic activity . . . that will be sustainable for the (very) long-term, and that will sustain an established standard of living, on an individual basis.

The answer to alleviating any perceived problems, is NOT to advocate and promote (uncontrolled) immigration, in order to maintain long-term unsustainable economic growth.

SUGGESTED RESPONSE: “JOINED-UP GOVERNMENT THINKING”

With regard to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and (uncontrolled) migration . . .

The UK Government RESPECTED the wishes of those . . . living in some of the most beautiful and resource rich areas of the world . . . that they should be allowed to govern themselves.

It is evident . . . that for a multitude of reasons . . . the subsequent prosperity, and welfare of those areas, has not been universally successfully improved.

Unfortunately, this has NOW manifested itself, in the huge disruptive migration of many skilled, fit, and capable members from those societies/areas.

It is suggested that, the FCO should make available . . . advice and mentoring services within those countries that request - and acknowledge - such assistance would be beneficial.

When requested, the FCO would deploy members of its own staff - and arrange for the secondment of specialist and technical staff from ALL the Departments within the UK Civil Service . . . staff that can constructively and positively assist, once they deploy to, work and reside within those countries, that request such administrative assistance.

It is suggested that the anticipated positive results from the above, should contribute to reducing - if not eliminating completely - the current uncontrolled and irresponsible population explosion . . . which is “driving” the unnecessary disruptive economic migration of populations.

To better administer co-ordinate and fund the above initiative it is suggested that . . .

a. The Department for International Development (DfID) should be returned to its “Natural Home” for administrative, operational, financial accountability purposes, within the FCO.

b. Under whatever organisational structure, it is suggested that all the present DfID initiatives and responsibilities should become the responsibility of the FCO. The practical advice and assistance from the FCO - mentioned earlier - will be far more affective and beneficial, than the current dispersal and utilisation of DfID financial resources, and other initiatives.

c. The present funding of DfID (unnecessarily enshrined in statute as 0.7% of UK Gross National Income), would be used by the FCO to fund the suggested new programme of practical advice and administrative assistance from the FCO, mentioned above.

FURTHER

In parallel with the above, it is suggested that all NGOs providing foreign aid should loose their charitable status, UNLESS they specifically and ONLY concentrate on supplying advice and resources to provide affective birth control, that will introduce responsible, controlled, human reproduction, and relieve the existing irresponsible population explosion.

It is a fundamental truth . . . that there is NO shortage of food in the world. There is NO shortage of water in the world . . . There IS an OVER population - where the resources are INSUFFICIENT to sustain THAT population.

CONCLUSION

Confirmation would be appreciated from individual addressees, that all the above will be received and considered in the positive and constructive manner in which it is written.

Sincerely,

RCT(V)

Distribution:
The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister.
The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for the Department for International Development

Information copies:
Mr Dominic Cummings, Chief Special Adviser.
The Rt Hon Sir Edward Leigh MP, House of Commons.

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Whilst I did receive a "standard" anodyne letter of acknowledgment from some poor sod at DfID, in East Kilbride, I (we?), can only hope for yet further initiatives, from the other recipients !!
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
A perfectly reasonable viewpoint; perhaps Supreme EUropean Theatre Commander Wokingham, Crowthorne and Camberley aka Generalissimo Brotherton_Lad would adopt a similarly mature outlook?

That's some obsession you're acquiring there.
 
Journalist sounds alarm about "march through and reshaping of the UK's institutions" but it's okay if the left do it. Patrick nails it.
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And the compensating blood sacrifice has been offered up - departure of the FCO's Perm Sec. So that it does not look like a simple take over, but a genuine merger. :rolleyes:
 

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