Lynne Featherstone

MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

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The three keys to international development

Lynne Featherstone speaking at conference. Photo credit: Alex Folkes/Fishnik.comThis afternoon was my big set-piece speech in the main conference hall – on international development of course!

We need to recognise that one of the big problems with effective foreign aid is that the most effective development projects are the small scale and local – like solar cookers.

But these small scale projects don’t scale up well to making a difference to a whole population, to a whole country or to a whole region.

So what is to be done?

Answers in the full speech on my website.

Wed 19 September 2007
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  1. Michael Grove says:

    ” NONE of these manifestations of nature possess FREE WILL – and as a result follow only the innate responsibility of participative action in accordance with the purpose of nature – and there is ABSOLUTELY no concept of RIGHTS involved in this process.”

    HOMO SAPIENS, however, IS … no different to ALL these other manifestations of nature – other than the fact that this kind, this species has been endowed with FREE WILL.

    At this time of crisis – in Vimala Thakar’s and many others’ words – a switch – from negative to positive, rights to responsibilities, indiscipline to discipline – has to take place as has been so eloquently proposed by Lynne Featherstone in her speech to conference.

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