The Challenge of Global Poverty – A Conservative Agenda

Because of the sheer magnitude of poverty, hunger and disease in the world many people feel powerless to help. For others the endless stories of waste, corruption and extravagance over the past 50 years raise doubts over the effectiveness of foreign aid. Wars, civil wars and ethnic conflicts compound the problem. The danger is that helplessness and scepticism lead to resignation and apathy, with the result that we in rich countries do little.


Brian Griffiths - Wednesday, 27th October, 2004