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Posts Tagged: Overseas Aid
The country is the biggest recipient of British overseas support. We have a duty to use our influence to curb these barbaric practices.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
The election of Joe Biden is a chance to re-commit to our humanitarian obligations – and the One Nation caucus has proposals for how to do so.
Iain Dale: Stop this utter selfishness and pathetic whinging about not having a normal Christmas to look forward to
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
Ryan Henson and James Rogers: The reformed Foreign Office has a fresh chance to counter China and Russia
It should initiate an “International Prosperity Initiative” – to provide an alternative to the “aid” agendas of authoritarian rivals.
Ryan Henson and Katherine Mulhern: We must maintain Britain’s reputation as an international development superpower
Overseas aid is not just compassionate, but directly tackles the root causes of problems such as extremism and migration which impact us at home.
Tackling the causes of modern slavery must be a top priority for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
It really was a trip that will be forever etched into my mind. I was utterly stupid and irresponsible to go. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
In a world that changes as fast as this one, constant intellectual regeneration should be our goal. Our recovery papers are a contribution to that.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
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.