• http://twitter.com/Backbencher/status/287127723787288577/ The Backbencher (@Backbencher)

    The Foreign Aid Debate Proves that the Government are not concerned with money http://t.co/AyyBpW22

  • http://twitter.com/Backbencher/status/287219416679202816/ The Backbencher (@Backbencher)

    The Foreign Aid Debate Proves that the Government is not concerned with money http://t.co/AyyBpW22

  • Ashley

    Justin Greening (SoS for Int Dev) has agreed the end of aid to India by 2015 and has turned the taps off for Uganda and Rwanda. She is horrified that DC insists on a real-money target of 0.7% of GDP. Topical debate as this week’s Spectator shows:
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8808521/the-great-aid-mystery/
    and…
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8808581/greenings-challenge/

  • http://twitter.com/Lee_T_Jenkins/status/287590509843726337/ Lee Jenkins (@Lee_T_Jenkins)

    The Foreign Aid Debate Proves t… http://t.co/TGvXhzxM

  • http://www.thebackbencher.co.uk Lee Jenkins

    I think there is a place for foreign aid, but on a much narrower basis.

    The Department for International Aid & Development does not need to be a separate department, and certainly not a Cabinet position. It should return to the FCO, and it’s budget should return to being what it used to be; a general purpose slush fund for bribing foreign governments and propping up pro-British regime.