Tag Archives: Shadow Front Bench

Hello Kate Osamor


What do you know about International Development? This new Shadow Secretary of State for International Development has never asked a question to DFID Ministers. Another glance at Theyworkforyou.com shows small questions regarding refugees and homophobia (see this link) Welcome, newbie! … Continue reading

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Imran Hssain hello


what does your record show in relation to international development or international affairs? Let me see: Some questions to the FCO nd MOD on Burma. Ok. Welcome. Will you be as good as Mike Kane and Abbott?

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My take on Diane Abbott’s speech at the Labour Conference 2015


My comments in brackets and bold. Conference I am proud to stand before you as Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. (You are very lucky to get this high position.) Because there is no issue that better illustrates … Continue reading

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Hello Mike Kane what do you know


About International Development? What roles will you take? In previous years the Labour Shadow Cabinet for International Development had three MPs. Now its just your and Ms Abbott. Your Profile. Will you be serious about aid expenditure, having been on … 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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Shuffling your cards: From Harriet to Mary


First came Harriet Harman, who didn;t really shadow much of DFID (in my view). Then came Ivan Lewis, who knew DFID from his past, but DF..it during debates. The came Jim Murphy, Scot and not much change to relate (to) … Continue reading

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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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