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It’s right to question aid, but better to focus on effectiveness, rather than the 0.7%


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
A version of this post is on Huffington Post. In the UK, a parliamentary debate can be initiated by popular petition. On 13th June, Parliament will debate the proposition that the government’s approach…

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Congratulations Chairman Stephen Twigg


on your appointment as International Development Select Committee Chairman. You have big shoes to fill–former chairman and my favourite Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bruce (Vince Cable was one of my favourites left a large legacy. Here’s Stephen Twigg’s bio and how … Continue reading

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No, no, no, it does not turnupsavelives


The 0.7% fetish reached its zenith today as the 0.7% bill by Michael Moore was passed today see this twitter announcement. Great, an archaic target is reached by the UK 45 years after it was not legally enshrined in the … Continue reading

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When Google helps, Mary Creagh’s Written Questions


The new and last Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (unless the Labour Party loses the 2015 General Election), posted similar written question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Department for … Continue reading

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Worker’s Party (Singapore) on…International Development!


Disclaimer: I AM NOT  a member of any Singaporean political party or any political party in any country. You don’t here this from the government but surprisingly, from the up and coming opposition party in Singapore: Many developed countries in … Continue reading

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