BBC Question Time from Yeovil

On Thursday 15th February I was a panellist on BBC Question Time from Yeovil, talking about a range of subjects including foreign aid, processed food and education. The first question was about the Oxfam aid scandal, and I defended our international aid commitments whilst arguing that aid requires significant reform away from the colonial model of Westerners arriving in countries in their jeeps. Our colonial and imperial history means that we have a moral duty to the poorest in the world and I support our 0.7% of GDP target. You can watch a clip of the discussion and my answers here and here. On education, I argued that the focus should not be on more examinations for primary school children but on skills, technical education and night schools.

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