While polls show that clear majorities believe the aid budget to be too high, they continue to pour their own money into international development charities.
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Plus: Vicious Cybernats. Bolton’s brass neck. Widdecombe’s ratings. Johnson’s death wish. And: the courage of my friend Tessa Jowell.
They don’t alleviate hunger. It’s mainly middle-class children whose scores improve. And the benefits flow from the socialising, not the food.
This simple step would provide a huge boost to services which help the most vulnerable, at no cost to the taxpayer and with no risk to the National Lottery.
Our commitment to overseas development is under constant political pressure, but it enhances British soft power around the world.
There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.
It is perfectly possible to govern well and enact great change with very little legislation. In fact, it can even be a blessing.
I will match all donations to The UK Sepsis Trust up to a total of £250,000. Join me in this struggle.
Real change won’t happen until until technical courses gain equal esteem to academic ones.
The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission seeks to change lives across the country.
The Chancellor’s big task today is to give business a sense of the Government’s plan for Britain post-Brexit.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.