Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Mystery moaners

Today a message arrived in my inbox from an address called DevBalls, with links to a blog called "DevBalls - Exposing the absurdity of the aid industry". The mystery author must be someone who knows people who know my e-mail address, but at some distance - because apparently I have missed out on a whole year of DevBalls. The spring and autumn 2014 issues can be downloaded from that blog.

Everything you find there is harsh criticism of UK government aid policy and its implementation. The style is rather aggressive, but the questions the authors raise are pertinent: for example,