Foreign aid

Ukip targets foreign aid in its bid to woo wavering Tory voters

3 May 2017 16:37

Ukip is a party searching for a purpose. In recent weeks, its focus has been on Islam. Now, it has…

Why foreign aid fails – and how to really help Africa

22 April 2017 13:23

The British government is strikingly generous in foreign aid donation But if money alone were the solution we would be…

What the papers say: Foreign aid, commuter misery and financial market woes

3 January 2017 8:17

Leaving the EU was all about taking back control – and it’s time to do the same with Britain’s foreign…

Priti Patel is wrong: mass migration is a sign of rising prosperity, not poverty

26 December 2016 10:25

Perhaps the worst excuse for Britain’s massive international aid budget is that the cash will stem immigration pressures because richer countries…

How Boris and Britain can help Africa to thrive again

8 October 2016 10:46

It’s almost 60 years since Ghana became independent from Britain. The world celebrated as the sun began to set on…

Aid is no substitute for defence, and Michael Fallon knows it

30 June 2015 10:20

It’s been obvious for a while that the Prime Minister is exasperated by the way American and other allied officials…

Why is the West so obsessed with the developing world’s knickers?

9 June 2015 14:05

Forget the selfie or the belfie; the latest craze to hit the internet is the ‘tampfie’. Twitter users are raiding their…

Why do our leaders continue to squander money on overseas aid?

17 April 2015 10:27

One of the more bizarre mysteries of contemporary British politics is the ironclad, almost fanatical intensity of the government’s commitment…

Abandon all hope: the average voter thinks one in four Britons is a muslim

9 July 2013 12:29

Last month I wrote a post arguing that an awful lot of opinion polling is worthless. The public mood matters…

Can you help Andrew Mitchell?

10 January 2013 16:22

Andrew Mitchell, formerly of DFID, urgently needs Coffee Housers’ help. It seems he won’t believe DFID wastes money, unless he…

What’s wrong with foreign aid?

3 January 2013 12:58

Justine Greening is a robust politician and bean counter who reportedly used extremely fruity language when told she was being…