Chief Exec of Oxfam talks about aid.
We have been through seven Prime Ministers and countless development ministers since the promise was first made in 1970, yet it is only now that all three main parties are committed to giving legal force to the promise to give 7p in every £10 of the UK’s national income to the world’s poorest.
She mixes and matches her arguments. For example, the charitable giving to Sport Relief is evidence that we Brits are willing to give aid. Which is true, of course.
But the 0.7% is a pledge purely for governmental aid, not for charitable giving. Something she doesn\’t mention.
Given that Oxfam is one of the major conduits for that governmental aid, truly amazing that she uses the willingness to provide aid individually as proof that aid taken by force through the tax system is justified.