The Tories international development body, Conservative Friends of International Development have embarked on a recruitment drive for their African social welfare programme, “Project Umubano”. Set up in the wake of a 2007 David Cameron visit to Rwanda, the “combination of compassion and careerism” numbers among the blizzard of Big Society brand-detoxifying initiatives set up by the Tories in opposition. Their […]
News reaches Scrapbook that the president of the newly formed Conservative Friends of International Development will be their election-losing machine Michael Howard (that’s Baron Howard of Lympne to you). Could this be the same Michael Howard that planned to cut the UK’s aid budget by £800 million?
James Arbuthnott must be kicking himself. No sooner had he charged the taxpayer for £43 worth of garlic crushers than one appears as part of a better value and altogether more politically useful ensemble on eBay: Thanks once more to the Urban Gorilla!