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Paddy
21st November 2014, 09:52
Tony Blair (responsible for thousands of child deaths in Iraq) given award for handing out billions in foreign aid.

What a sick charity that pays its directors £250,000 pa


Blair given award for handing out billions in foreign aid | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2842339/Blair-honoured-controversial-foreign-aid-rule-Former-prime-minister-receives-award-star-studded-charity-bash-New-York-policy-means-British-taxpayers-send-billions-pounds-overseas.html)

Don't donate to "Save The Children"

vetran
21st November 2014, 09:58
lets hope if the Queen gives him a Knighthood that the queen slips with the sword!

I have images of her going all Kill Bill at a Knighthood ceremony.

nasty lying war monger.

xoggoth
21st November 2014, 13:22
Trouble is, Camoron is just as much as a twat about foreign aid.

It's crazy to have a fixed amount of GDP, aid should be decided on a case by case basis, help for major disasters and raising GDP of countries who need it and where figures show that it is well used.

NOT for countries who can afford nuclear weapons or space travel, are hostile to the UK or where it produces little demonstrable affect.

vetran
21st November 2014, 14:26
Trouble is, Camoron is just as much as a twat about foreign aid.

It's crazy to have a fixed amount of GDP, aid should be decided on a case by case basis, help for major disasters and raising GDP of countries who need it and where figures show that it is well used.

NOT for countries who can afford nuclear weapons or space travel, are hostile to the UK or where it produces little demonstrable affect.

I would grant corp tax reduction for UK companies to build infrastructure. So if they build a water distribution system in say Africa on a charitable basis then they can get small a reduction in UK corp tax. Means we develop UK industry and they build relations in LDCs. Thsi wouldn't apply unless say 90% of the cost of parts & labour are in UK. We get tax take on parts and labour, they get a cheap way to give.

Money just gets wasted.

Batcher
21st November 2014, 14:28
He'll soon need another mansion for all these awards... :winker:

Zero Liability
21st November 2014, 18:23
Well, Obama got his Nobel peace prize, so can't have Blair feeling all left out, can we?

Paddy
27th November 2014, 17:29
SIGN NOW


Save the Children UK’s chief executive, Justin Forsyth, worked for Blair on global poverty issues before being appointed to the charity, and Jonathan Powell, his former chief of staff and a former Brown aide, is on its board.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-save-the-children-charity-from-giving-tony-blair-their-annual-global-legacy-award


'Save the Children', please revoke the award given to Tony Blair in supposed recognition of his vanguard leadership on the world’s international development stage.
As an international children's charity the choice of Tony Blair is not only controversial to say the least, as many see him as the cause of the deaths of countless children in the Middle East with damning allegations relating to his role as Middle East envoy and businesses dealings with autocratic rulers and others in the region

darmstadt
27th November 2014, 17:53
Disgusting, but remember that this award was given by Save The Children US and had nothing to do with the UK branch therefore I don't think the petition will sway, sadly.

SueEllen
27th November 2014, 18:28
Disgusting, but remember that this award was given by Save The Children US and had nothing to do with the UK branch therefore I don't think the petition will sway, sadly.

They love Tony Blair in the US.

Ask any US citizen about UK PMs, first of all they have heard of Blair and second they start saying how wonderful he is. :eek:

OwlHoot
27th November 2014, 18:42
It's crazy to have a fixed amount of GDP, aid should be decided on a case by case basis, help for major disasters ...

Sorry Xog, but when will you idealists ever learn?

Aside from occasional small donations to look the part, overseas "aid" is nothing to do with saving kiddies or people displaced by disasters and so on. Nobody in Government gives a flying feck about all that. It's nothing more than state bribes to aid in clinching trade deals.

SueEllen
27th November 2014, 18:54
Sorry Xog, but when will you idealists ever learn?

Aside from occasional small donations to look the part, overseas "aid" is nothing to do with saving kiddies or people displaced by disasters and so on. Nobody in Government gives a flying feck about all that. It's nothing more than state bribes to aid in clinching trade deals.

Also if you are on the ground in certain countries and find the "aid" is being used in a corrupt manner you are advised to keep your mouth shut unless you want to be swiftly flown out of there.

darmstadt
27th November 2014, 19:17
Sorry Xog, but when will you idealists ever learn?

Aside from occasional small donations to look the part, overseas "aid" is nothing to do with saving kiddies or people displaced by disasters and so on. Nobody in Government gives a flying feck about all that. It's nothing more than state bribes to aid in clinching trade deals.

I agree with you mainly, in particular about payments in order to get trade and so on but there is a reasonable amount og humanitarian aid given especially to certain countries. What I can't abide is aid given to countries like India who should be able to look after themselves, if they can afford a large army, nuclear weapons, a space program, etc. then they should be able to afford rudimentary health care, education, etc. If you want to see who the recipients are then then just pop along to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/about/statistics

Its actually quite interesting to think about it, when there is a disaster in a far flung country its automatically the western civilisations that start the aid ball and humanitarian relief started, you don't see many other civilisations doing that and you have to wonder why. Do you think India would send the UK aid if there was an earthquake in a major conurbation?

If you download the documents it does make quite interesting reading, such as the UK give aid to Argentina, oh and if you hover over some of the images in the PDF documents it shows the directory name of where the document originates :laugh