African Aid

An Early Day Motion has been tabled in Westminster by East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell asking the “Government to spearhead an international drive to help resolve Africa’s poverty and corruption, allowing the peoples there to develop and sustain their economies for the future.”

No doubt Tony Blair is thinking along similar lines.

  • beano; EverythingUlster.com

    If nothing else it’s nice to see a local politician highlighting a wider issue for a change.

  • aquifer

    Great to see a local politician looking around himself for a change. Globally we are perpetrators, not victims, no matter how the parties prefer to play it locally.

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  • Darrell Monteith

    Gregory Campbell here is putting his finger on the uncomfortable truth and until the issue of corruption and waste it will be impossible to make progress.

    Maybe a good dose of old colonial rule would help many of these countries, certainly the old British countries seem to suffer less by way starvation than those which never had the benefit of colonial rule.

    I know this may seem unpalatable for a lot of people but there was no problem with starvation in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) when Ian Smith ran the country. The communists and their liberal do-gooders worked to remove a sound government and we now have a situation in which a very large section of the population do not have enough food in what used to be known as the breadbasket of Africa.

    The truth is Africa needs the Lord Jesus and the salvation He alone can bring to that potentially great nation.

  • Davros

    The truth is Africa needs the Lord Jesus and the salvation He alone can bring to that potentially great nation.

    Africa isn’t a nation….

  • George

    Is this just whistling in the wind from Gregory or does this mean the DUP are serious on this and support, for example, the EU target of every country providing 0.7% of GDP for aid? Britain is around 0.3% at the moment.

    We all want to do something but what do the DUP advocate be done?

    Where does the Lord Jesus advocate “old colonial rule” Darrell.

    I think you’ll find that a radical refusal of Empire (even British ones) is at the heart of the Gospel of Jesus.

  • Davros

    I think you’ll find that a radical refusal of Empire (even British ones) is at the heart of the Gospel of Jesus.

    “Render unto Caesar” would suggest otherwise George 😉

  • George

    For me, “Render unto Caesar” seals the radical refusal of Empire Davros 🙂

    It is also probably the greatest anti-consumer, anti-materialist sentence I know…

  • Davros

    I don’t see how you can work that one out George – It’s an admonition to obey their version of the Brits !

  • George

    I take it as meaning Caesar’s head was on the money Davros. In Jesus world there is no money.

    Now I’m off for for some deital nectar.