Overseas Aid

Jun 6, 2021 by

by John Redwood: I am glad the UK spends money on ships and equipment that go to assist countries facing flood and tempest. I am in admiration of our medics and armed forces when they sometimes go to help treat and contain dangerous infectious diseases abroad. I am pleased the UK as one of the leading and richest countries of the world helps alleviate and tackle poverty in the developing nations. The UK should set out what it can do and what it is good at, and should be generous where need...

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UN Commission Fails to Advance LGBT

Apr 24, 2021 by

by Stefano Gennarini JD, C-Fam: The LGBT agenda cannot get any traction in UN negotiations. They never have. The just concluded Commission on Population and Development failed once more to advance this agenda. The abortion agenda also did not advance. The UN Commission on Population and Development adopted an agreement on food security earlier today. The agreement does not make any progress for abortion and LGBT rights. The apparently innocuous theme of this year’s session of the commission,...

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The number of children in care has increased during the pandemic

Mar 1, 2021 by

by Harry Phibbs, The Conservative Woman: While all children have had difficulties during periods of lockdown, it is fair to say that the burden has been uneven. If the family home is a large house and a garden, it is a different proposition to an overcrowded flat. The educational attainment gap between rich and poor has predictably widened. Policymakers are considering how this could be addressed. Professor Len Shackleton, in a paper for the Institute of Economic Affairs, notes that rich...

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UK homeless deaths rise by more than a third in a year, study finds

Feb 23, 2021 by

by Clea Skopeliti, Guardian: The Dying Homeless Project reveals nearly 1,000 unhoused people died across the country in 2020. Deaths among homeless people have risen by more than a third in a year, according to an analysis by a social justice group that found that almost 1,000 unhoused people had died across the UK in 2020. The Museum of Homelessness (MoH), a community-driven organisation which runs the Dying Homeless Project, called for action to prevent a repeat of such “terrible loss of...

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A message from Paula Stringer

Feb 11, 2021 by

from Christians Against Poverty: As we share the news that, 25 years after founding the charity, John Kirkby is moving on from his role here at CAP UK, I want to take a moment to express my admiration and gratitude for the incredible legacy he will leave. I have had a passion for the work of Christians Against Poverty for many years, so after joining the organisation in 2018, it was an incredible privilege to be asked to take over running the organisation just over a year ago. My own personal...

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If WE can’t afford lockdown, what chance have the world’s poor?

Feb 8, 2021 by

by Sonia Elijah, The Conservative Woman: IN AN interview with TalkRadio in November, Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford University, voiced her concern about the devastating effects of lockdowns. She said that ‘lockdowns are a luxury for the affluent . . . the UK cannot afford it’. Professor Gupta was spot on. It has been estimated that each day of lockdown costs the UK economy £2.4billion, which it is hard to believe the country can afford without impoverishing...

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