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David Cameron’s liberalism at our expense appalls me;

David Cameron yesterday accused opponents of his multi-billion pound overseas aid spending of wanting to leave the world’s poor to die. Prime Minister David Cameron mounted a ­passionate defence of the coalition’s soaring aid budget following anger that Britain is handing over a bigger share of national wealth to the Third World than any other country.

He recalled how he had been inspired by the Live Aid concert in 1985 and by the later Live8 event to support increasing assistance to developing countries and derided the “people in suits” at summits who made pledges but failed to deliver. And he claimed critics opposed to increased aid spending wanted to turn their backs on those facing ­hunger and disease in the world’s most deprived nations. Mr Cameron hit out after backing a £12billion aid deal for encouraging democratic reform in North Africa agreed by a summit of the G8 group of world leaders in Normandy, France.

Giving £12 BILLION to encourage the Islam uprising is an act of monumental folly and Cameron’s cliched reference to Live Aid shows how detached he is. I would comment he reads Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo if one wants to look at how real help can be given to those poor Nations that really need it.

“In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth.

In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.

Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.”

Cameron indulges his liberalism at OUR expense. It is OUR money he is lavishing on Africans/Arabs. Were this to have mutually beneficial return that might be something we could consider what it is so obvious that he is simply empowering the kleptocrats and thugs and wannabe Islamists.

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13 thoughts on “CAMERON’S LARGESSE

  1. Africa can’t govern itself.

    If we can be honest for a second, in a way that folks never are, all here will admit that.

    It is self evident.

  2. I think Africa can well govern itself, – but not quite the same way as we might expect. Does that necessarily make it wrong? – perhaps it is just different, – or perhaps you subscribe to the idea that all worthwhile cultural innovation can only come from ‘the West’.

    Some nations have such a historic culture of tribalism that it becomes the norm. Even some of those countries that were once a part of the British Empire and were returned to home rule post WWII, seem to have regressed back to tribalism.

    Such drastic changes in culture cannot happen overnight, no matter how much money we throw at it.

  3. Tribalism is fine.

    But what evidence is there that they can indeed govern themselves, without 747s filled with aid money and massive oversight of any complex enterprise going on there?

    If most aid were withdrawn, would the entire continent become Zimbabwe?

    These issues are never discussed honestly. Africa is often described as part of the developing world, yet it hasn’t been really developing on any front since the 1950s.

  4. Phantom,

    Have a look at the link, we may not have to concern ourselves with what they are doing, and will have to spend more time getting our own houses in order..


  5. Phantom –

    Africa can’t govern itself.

    Maybe Africa can’t, but the thousands of tribes within it might be able to govern themselves to their own satisfaction as opposed to what you, I or our governments deem satisfactory.

    Most of these “countries” are false and held together by force, often for the benefit of the Klepto ruling class and foreign firms who pay for entry. Let the countries break apart and we might just see a bit more harmoney around the continent.

  6. It is OUR money he is lavishing on Africans/Arabs.

    In reality the west is merely giving back a fraction of what it steals annually. Africa isnt poor, its incredibly rich. Thats why the west is there.

  7. So China and the Far East plays no part? The days when your line of thought carried any weight are long past. It was wrong then and just plain stupid now. Grow up it’s years since you left uni, when such nonsense was all the fashion…

  8. Plays no part is something that doesnt occur (or carry weight)?

    Or is a recent addition to the game of resource theft?

    Make up your mind please.

  9. I see your comprhension of the written word and punctuation hasn’t improved in your absence… rhetorical questions a above your level?

  10. Canada and Australia have huge resource export economies, yet they don’t blame the rest of the world for their troubles – since they manage their affairs properly, which no African country does.

    There is zero social trust in Africa – one of the sources of all their problems

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