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The new (and last?) Labour Shadow International Development team


Well, Ed Miliband has shifted his closet. Goodbye Ivan Lewis, hello Jim Murphy as the chief Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. Goodbye, Tony Cuninngham and Rushanara Ali, hello to Gavin Shuker and Alison McGovern. Continue reading

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Ivan Lewis is back: Will he shake up the DFID Shadow team?


First entry after a while…due to the fact that a) I’m a second year Doctoral Researcher now and b) I’m teaching four classes of Introduction to Political Economy (POLS 107 in Birmingham POLSIS speak) (a first year course). Oh the … Continue reading

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Re-post from GPM: Reaching 0.7%? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored


Reaching 0.7% of GNI on aid? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored A new entry after a while. Anyway, here’s an article I finally wrote for my beloved Global Politics Magazine, which now has a new set of editors, contributors … Continue reading

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Shadowing DFID: Mitchell vs Harman


It’s one thing unique and wonderful that after 1997 all three major British political parties supported the need to focus on International Development and increase aid with a focus not on tying aid to British commercial interests but that of poverty reduction…but the Shadow Minister and his/her team must come up with a viable development -centred policy, not a political centred development policy Continue reading

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Rushanara Ali: Her weak performance so far…


This is not meant to be an attack on an individual bu more a critical review of her. Yes it’s a her. I’m talking about Rushanara Ali MP, appointed as the junior Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (thus … Continue reading

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My view on the new shadow team for DFID


So Ed Miliband is in charge of Labour now and to my biggest surprise, he gave the shadow International Development (ID) portfolio to….Harriet Harman!!!! Continue reading

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