Cameron is a Tory scumbag who
has never wanted for anything in his privileged life. If he or any any
of his family fall ill he can afford to pay for them to go to a private
hospital. If working class people fall ill, all they have is the NHS
and with this government's savage cuts on our basic services many
people will be dead before they even get on the waiting list. The
audacity of the man giving £Billions to foreign countries, many
of which have despotic rulers who just squander the money on more
weapons and palaces for themselves and their families. In the case of
Pakistan, the £750 million given recently to that country was
unbelievable, given that the country is a nuclear power and has a
massive army, five times the size of the British Army. Then he starts
another war in Libya whilst continuing that pointless war in
Afghanistan. Both costing this country £Billions.
Cameron should know that Band Aid actually created more misery than
there was before its appeal as in the 25 years since the campaign,
Ethiopia's population has doubled and now there are twice as many
people close to starvation!
'I saw Live
Aid and I'm sticking to my promise':
justifies the billions Britain spends abroad
says failing to back Arab Spring will help extremists
dominated by talks on Middle East turmoil
plans joint visit to Benghazi with Cameron
vows to 'finish the job' in Libya
Cameron, the Prime Minister, used the G8 platform to dismiss criticism
of foreign aid
Cameron today dismissed criticism over rises in aid spending while
Britain endures austerity measures.
Prime Minister insisted he was 'proud' that the UK would not 'balance
its books on the back of the poorest'.
warned that failing to support countries at the forefront of the Arab
Spring would give 'oxygen' to extremists.
press conference at the end of the G8 summit in France, Mr Cameron also
made clear his frustration that other wealthy nations were not
fulfilling pledges on aid.
will keep its promises and I was tough in urging my counterparts to do
the same,' he said. 'The reality is that as a whole the G8 has not.'
added: 'Of course it is a tough argument to make when we are making
tough choices at home, but I think it's the right thing.'
speaking after Britain was branded the ‘soft touch’ of the
international community by one of his own MPs.
Philip Davies criticised Mr Cameron after it
emerged the British bill for
foreign aid will be £8.7billion in 2011-2012, rising to more than
£12billion in 2014.
in Deauville earlier today, Mr Cameron said he remembered watching Band
Aid and Live Aid on television, and the impact those events had.
to the G8 pledge of spending 0.7% of GDP on aid by 2015, Mr Cameron
said: 'These things matter and if we are going to try to get across to
the poorest people in the world that we care... then we have got to
keep our promises.'
Cameron said: 'The big test for the G8 was whether we could respond to
the momentous events that we have seen in North Africa and the Middle
East. I would argue that we have responded.'
on: 'There are those that argue that these North African countries,
they are not the poorest in the world, and we should concentrate either
on our own affairs, or indeed elsewhere.
David Cameron says goodbye to US President Barack Obama
and acting Director General of the IMF John Lipsky
High level negotiations: Prime Minister David Cameron,
left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama. The Arab uprisings have
dominated the summit
reject that approach. We should be in no doubt that if we get this
wrong, if we fail to support these countries, we risk giving oxygen to
the extremists who prey on the frustrations and aspirations of young
would see, I believe, if we fail, more terrorism, more immigration and
more instability coming from Europe's southern border.'
two-day summit in Deauville, France, was dominated by the response to
the Arab Spring and the situation in Libya.
president Nicolas Sarkozy even announced plans for a joint visit to the
country with Mr Cameron.
Cameron previously warned that failing to help countries implementing
democratic reforms could create 'poisonous extremism' and a wave of
announced that the UK is allocating £110million over four years
to strengthen justice systems, cut corruption, encourage political
parties, and broaden economic opportunities.
£70million will come from the Department for International
Development, which is enjoying budget rises while the rest of Whitehall
makes swingeing cuts.
Foreign Office will provide another £40million.
claimed that, relative to the UK's economy, the commitment was in line
with a one billion-dollar debt relief package unveiled by America.
Left to right: President of the European Commission Jose
Maneul Barroso, French president Nicolas Sarkozy,
U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan walk
CAMERON GETS BEHIND LAGARDE
BID FOR IMF JOB
Cameron has backed Christine Lagarde's bid to be the next head of the
International Monetary Fund.
Minister said there was strong support at the G8 for the French finance
minister's candidacy. and he believed there was a 'good case' for the
role staying in European hands.
Lagarde, pictured, is the overwhelming favourite in the race to succeed
countryman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who quit to fight charges of
attempted rape in New York.
the developing world, however, want to break with tradition and see a
non-European installed in the post - reflecting the growing importance
of the emerging economies.
Minister said he did not think the time was right for such a change,
given the ongoing turmoil in many European economies.
strongly support her and we think there is a good case for maintaining
European leadership at this difficult time,' he said.
Lagarde earlier told BBC Radio 4's Today: 'I honestly think that the
nationality, the origin, is something that doesn't really matter at the
end of the day.
matters is the skills, the expertise, the experience, the willingness,
the enthusiasm, the leadership, the background. All of that counts.'
Cameron had previously made clear that he did not think the post should
go to Gordon Brown, his Labour predecessor.
After the prime
ministers of Egypt and Tunisia briefed G8 leaders this morning, the
final declaration from the summit included a suggestion that
multilateral development banks could provide the nations with more than
$20billion over the next two years.
'are already in a position to mobilise substantial bilateral support to
scale-up this effort', it said.
tensions with Russia over the Nato military campaign in Libya, the
document delivered a strong statement that Muammar Gaddafi 'has no
future in a free, democratic Libya', adding: 'He must go.'
press conference, French president Nicolas Sarkozy reiterated his plans
to visit the eastern Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi, preferably in
a joint mission with Mr Cameron.
Mr Sarkozy, who
along with Mr Cameron has been at the forefront of the West's military
campaign in Libya, said he hoped it could be a proper working visit,
although no date had yet been set.
'We will go,
Alain Juppe and I, to Benghazi when the time is right, but we want it
to be a working visit,' Mr Sarkozy said, referring to his foreign
'It should be a
Franco-British initiative, it would be awkward to do it separately.
It's still on the table but for various reasons we haven't fixed the
Mr Cameron did
not say whether he agreed on the idea of a joint trip, replying to
journalists who asked him about it by laughing and saying: 'President
Sarkozy is always full of good ideas.'
Barack Obama also reiterated his determination to 'finish the job' in
Libya, and stressed that meant ejecting Gaddafi from power.
president Dmitry Medvedev said Russia's G8 partners had suggested
Moscow take a mediation role in Libya, although officials from other
delegations at Deauville played down that idea.
declaration language on Syria appeared to have been toned down, with
Moscow also resisting demands for action over the regime's brutal
repression of protests.
explicitly indicated that a UN Security Council resolution could be
sought if the regime did not end human rights violations.
version merely stated that the G8 would 'consider further measures'.
claimed that the nations were 'strongly committed' to meeting pledges
on aid levels, and being 'transparent' about how much they were giving.
But Mr Cameron
is said to have pointed out in a private session earlier that the UK
was the only country firmly on track to meet a target for giving 0.7
per cent of GDP by 2015.