He suggests that Western observers very often misread the situation in developing countries in a manner which deprives the latter of agency and opportunity.
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Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
At the same time, my research shows some of the hurdles any theoretical new movement will have to cross if it is to survive contact with reality.
Huw Merriman: To ensure that the aid budget is spent carefully, let DFID, not the Foreign Office, control it
The Taxpayers’ Alliance is right to demand responsible stewardship of valuable resources. But we should not mess with the aid rules.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Ultimately, it is economic growth not traditional aid which will support the growing populations of the developing world.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
Magufuli talks of the ‘harmful effects of birth control’ and attacks women using contraception as ‘lazy’, but we give £45 million to boost family planning in his nation.
It has secured an overwhelming dominance. Until or unless this changes, the Right may win elections – but to limited effect.
Iain Dale: After Sitwell’s sacking, will I be the next journalist to be fired for offending snowflakes?
Plus: When The Sun doesn’t shine and the Home Office doesn’t work. P.S: In solidarity with the former Waitrose food magazine editor, I will eat steak.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
Greg Hands: Aid can have huge benefits. But it must be properly managed – and suspended when necessary.
This is why I fully supported the Government’s decision to halt direct funding worth £4 million to the Zambian government over allegations of corruption.
In the final article of our mini-series, the Onward Director says that there must also be a new strategy to help boost Britain’s productivity rate.
In the second article of our mini-series, the Harlow MP calls for a relentless focus on the cost of living, a skills-based economy, social injustices and affordable housing.
The last in a series of three extracts from a new book of essays from Conservative Friends of International Development and Save the Children.