Skip to comments.Geldof demands G8 honour aid promise
Posted on 07/09/2008 7:44:15 PM PDT by mkleesma
London Rock star Bob Geldof called on the Group of Eight rich nations on Tuesday to honour their commitment to double aid to Africa by 2010. The G8 agreed the aid increase at its 2005 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, but a report last month by the Africa Progress Panel said that under current spending plans the G8 will fall 40 billion dollars short of its target. "They should be at a 50 per cent point in their commitment, but in fact the G8 are only at 14 per cent," former Boomtown Rats singer Geldof, who is lobbying the summit on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, told the BBC. "They promised, they wrote out, they signed their names on a political contract between rich and poor and that promise must be kept." Mr. Geldof praised the work Britain, the United States and Germany were doing to live up to their aid commitments to the world's poorest continent, but was less complimentary about Japan. "Britain leads the pack by a million miles and they've always made the running. Surprisingly the U.S. will get there by 2010 and Germany has come up on the inside track and have joined the good guys. "The Japanese doubled their aid to Africa four weeks ago, but it's smoke and mirrors.
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Sorry, Sir Bob, but throwing money at rotten, corrupt Africa as it is currently misgoverned won’t do any good.
Try talking to a few African economists for a change.
BOB, when you ask someone for money you don’t insult them first.
Yo Bob. How’s about you putting your money where your mouth is?
i don’t get it!
why do goof ball rock stars dictate international
Can’t someone drop a big enough award on this putz to finally render him immaterial?
Like, what is this cat gonna do if they don’t? Hold his breath until he turns blue?
Does anyone really give a hoot what this schmoo thinks about anything?
You know what Bobby boy? You can demand Dr. Pepper at your venue, or Yoplait,but you are not qualified to go any further than that, see.
Is this one of those Irish musicians who were able to dodge almost all income taxes on their earnings? Just asking...
He’s probably setup residency in Monoco so he can dodge most of his taxes, just like all the other UK “humanitarians” do.
Sorry to say but if Africa is to be saved, it has to be saved from itself. Re-colonization may be the only solution. Abolish the dictatorships and teach people about freedom. It’s not just trading the West for homegrown tyrants.
Everyones answer is always to throw more money at the problem, but rarely is that the cure.
I work in technology. I know this all too well.
Gasp! Are you daring to say that we can’t have hydrogen cars, reliable and economic solar and wind power if only we throw enough taxpayer’s money at them?
I suppose you don’t believe in Mr. Fusion and the Flux Capacitor either.
How does this dope get off demanding anything from anyone? If he showed up here, I’d cut his nuts off. (Thanks to Jesse Jackass for that idea)