Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Foreign aid? It's simply a cynical ruthless and self-indulgent con job says scathing study

Daily Mail
"David Cameron’s controversial foreign aid target is a costly ‘con job’ designed to make the Conservative Party seem more caring, a study warns today. In a scathing assessment, the respected centre-Right think tank Civitas accuses the Prime Minister of using billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to ‘rebrand his party and cement the coalition with the Liberal Democrats’. The study warns that the wasteful Department for International Development is almost beyond reform and suggests it should be effectively shut down. It says future aid spending should be handled by the Foreign Office, which takes a broader view of Britain’s interests, including trade"

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