Labour activist and anti-poverty campaigner Steve Cockburn makes a powerful case against the Tories’ manifesto pledge to “speak up for freedom and human rights” in his latest blog post for Progress today.

The British government seems to face both ways on crucial development issues, joining the ranks of, erm, Belize in failing to recognise access to sanitation as a human right after Andrew Mitchell spoke strongly about the importance of water and sanitation at a Millenium Development Goals summit in New York just days earlier.

Strangely, however, Cockburn’s article neglects to mention his own recent exploits in NYC: wandering the streets dressed as human faeces:

Well, they say politics is a dirty game!

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