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Will the real Shadow Secretary of State for International Development please stand up?


So today the Tory Defence Secretary, Liam Fox’s concerns over the 0.7% per GNI target were somehow leaked to the press. Continue reading

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Re-post from The Birmingham Brief: A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews


Here ishow my post that appearred on Birmingham University’s Birmingham Brief–an articled titled “A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews”
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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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Links for Thought 2


Links for Thought 2 Continue reading

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DFID: Labour’s baby, Tory’s child


Once again, another DFID related post. Continue reading

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