This from Mr Osbourne
“All budgets have pressure. I don’t think there’s anything particularly unique about the Ministry of Defence”
Unless of course you are the budget for the Department for International Development.
In 2008/09 we provided £5.5 billion of aid to poorer countries. Our budget will increase to £7.8 billion by 2010/11. By 2013, the equivalent of 0.7% of the UK’s gross national income will be dedicated to development assistance, from 0.36% in 2007/08.
Can anyone please explain how the MoD is being battered by a Conservative PM and Chancellor of the Exchequer whilst the very same pair are increasing funding for contraception in Uganda
Britain will provide urgently needed contraceptive supplies to Uganda to help prevent unwanted pregnancies and improve family planning, DFID Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell said today.
Am I in some sort of weird alternative universe?