In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
Posts Tagged: Overseas Aid
The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of supply chain security, whether for PPE or critical minerals.
The political foundations of other centre-right governments around the world wield significant influence and are powerful tools for foreign policy.
Andrew Mitchell: Abolishing DfID 2) The case against. “Geneva and New York’s gain will be Global Britain’s loss.”
It is seldom a good sign when Governments decide to tinker with the Whitehall architecture.
Bob Seely: Abolishing DfID 1) The case for. “Is this the be all and end all? No. But it is a great start.”
Throughout the world, there has been a disconnect between British aid and other elements of our overseas policy.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
We must stand shoulder to shoulder with those who need us most. Not just because it is in our national interest, but because it is the right thing to do.
Plus: Don’t force MPs who are sick or shielding back to Parliament, Jacob. And: let’s divert aid money to seek a vaccine.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.
The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest crises to face any Government in living memory – but it cannot be fought on the home front alone.
Neil O’Brien: Salvaging the economy. Could we just live with more borrowing for a bit? Maybe, maybe not.
Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
We need to have a Foreign Affairs Committee that mixes idealism with clear thinking – and holds the Foreign Office to account.
Africa is home to 16 per cent of the world’s population, and this is set to double by 2050. Its GDP is expected to reach $3.2 trillion in the next five years.