The UK gives 0.7p per £1 on Overseas Development Aid. Is our government spending the money wisely? Is it really helping some of the poorest people in the world? At present some of the money is spent on the military, counter-terrorism projects and to promote the interests of British corporations. Is that a good use of the money? Come and hear the talk and contribute to the discussion.
Some of us joined the Trump demonstration in London on 13th July. We joined Global Justice Now’s trade block. We were drawing people’s attention to the danger of a trade deal with America which would effect our food safety standards. Some people were dressed as chickens while Margaret’s poor bedraggled chicken from America was getting swamped in chlorine before being put on sale in our supermarkets.
We had an excellent event on 16th May, meeting John Christensen and watching the film ‘The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire’. We were impressed by John’s amazing knowledge and by his commitment to closing the loopholes which allow the injustice of tax-havens to continue.
John pointed out that the film is available to hire on Vimeo https://vimeo.com for just £3.01 and it will be available free on U-Tube from August. You can see more information about the film at: www.togethertv.com/blog/spiders-web-tax-haven-heart-britain