09 June 2011

Aid as a moral duty

Living in the US really makes me appreciate British right-wingers for their sanity and reasonableness. So do statements like this from Andrew Mitchell:

"It is a stain on all our consciences that a girl born in South Sudan today is more likely to die having a baby than to complete primary school.

"When we know what life – and death – is like for over a billion people living on less than 80p a day, and we have the wherewithal to do something about it, then, yes, I do believe we have a moral imperative to do so."

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