Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane
Originally posted by Cobham Saint
Like Goat, not sure where to dump this
I don't condone the actions of individuals but I'm having difficulties understanding why Oxfam are being hauled over the coals - although appreciate they have a duty to ensure staff act ethically.
When I see these sort of stories I automatically think about what's really going on here in the background, especially when the government wades in.
Yeah I was thinking the same. I support Oxfam when I can, often dump stuff in their Romsey shop. It's like saying you'll not be supporting democracy because of corrupt politicians.
The whole furore about Oxfam is just another diversion by the Government to avert eyes away from their disastrous policies which are dragging this country into the mire. Ooh look over there - a squirrel! They are just responding to the dog whistling from the Mail and Express in their campaigns to stop overseas aid. The idea that Priti Patel, the honourable member for Tel Aviv, Penny Mordaunt, the member for Jerusalem, indeed any of the right wing rabble currently in Government care two hoots about exploited women in the third world is risible.
While in no way defending the behaviour of the few rogue Oxfam workers, if the Government are threatening to withold funding from Oxfam because a few aid workers used prostitutes, can we assume that this principle will be applied consistently across the board to all recipients of public money? There will be some huge savings to be made in the MOD budget if we hold the army and navy to the same standards. Of course the Government's "moral concern"is politically selective in it's targets. I am willing to bet that more MPs use prostitutes than do aid workers. Do we withold public funding for them? And listening to Ministers criticising Oxfam while at the same time supporting wholesale slaughter in Yemen, for example, makes me want to puke.