David Cameron is marking his return to frontline politics by saying he wants to unlock billions of dollars for foreign aid over the next decade, as part of a “moral mission” to help the world’s poorest people.
In a remarkable change of tone for a government that closed the Department for International Development and slashed the foreign aid budget, the former prime minister is to say he wants to push for the restoration of aid’s status in British foreign policy.
Let’s spend more of our money on foreign people in foreign places. Election winner, eh?
What this really is is “The Big I Am”. Cameron’s in charge of a department and area of policy. So, Cameron is arguing that more of everyone else’s money should come under the purview of his department and his hands on the policy tiller. Nowt more to it than that. His entire aim of being in politics is to be able to spend your money his way.
The correct response is ribaldly Anglo Saxon