Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Scrap it completely
James Delingpole weighs in on the Foreign Aid debate (I thought it was called International Aid these days as we don't want to talk about things and countries being "foreign). He is absolutely right not just on the particulars that he seems to have mentioned on the Jeremy Vine show but on the general points that he makes on his blog (and how glad I am that he has not given up blogging completely). Foreign or International Aid is, not to put too fine a point on it, an evil institution that helps to keep bloodthirsty kleptomaniacs in power and prevents economic development in many countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. It should be scrapped not just on economic grounds because we really are in no position to afford it but on moral ones.