He urged the new Development Secretary Justine Greening to rebuff the overtures of âself-aggrandising popstars and lobbying from self-interested groupsâ.
The rebuke came after revelations that the Governmentâs burgeoning aid budget was funding âpoverty baronsâ who were raking in millions through their consultancies.
Lord Ashcroft, who was made a privy counsellor in last monthâs reshuffle, wrote an open letter to Miss Greening on the Conservative-home website, saying: âI urge you to recommend to the Prime Minister to turn off the golden taps andÂ stop flooding the developing world with our money.â
The UK keeps forking out aid to countries who do not spend it wisely. Â In the meantime the only people getting richer are consultants.
Sounds familiar for Wellington “businesspeople” who indulge in brown mail.