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.