This is what Sam Kiley suggests in his article.
Is the best way of helping Africa … well, not helping it? Or helping in a different way ?
Sam’s article came up last week when we were discussing the famine in Ethiopia,25 years on, and the latest appeals for aid.
So we decided to approach Sam to come on the programme and discuss his theory with you and he’s agreed to come on today.
So you have the rest of the day here to tell us what you’d like to ask him.
There is a rational kernel in the idea that corrupt governments recycle much of the available aid on vanity Cathedral construction projects and the upkeep of multiple leggy blonde mistresses dans les arrondissements les plus chic de Paris, even as their heavies kill and rape to rip off their country’s mineral resources. I’d like to see the left stress this rather more than perhaps it historically has done.”
And what does 1984 Ethiopia famine survivor Birhan Woldu think ?
As well as being demeaning to our dignity, my education has taught me that constantly shipping food is costly, uneconomic, and can encourage dependency.”