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Blair stays on holiday but gives £15m aid (Guardian)

Hundreds of aid workers have given up their Christmas holidays to deal with this crisis – it is unfortunate that our Prime Minister can’t do the same, if only to show some solidarity with those who are giving up the only time of the year they get to spend with their family to travel to scenes of utter horror and try to help those in desperate need. But instead, he’s staying on a luxury, relaxing holiday in Egypt. Lucky him.

And the fact that the British people can outdo their government’s donation within hours shows how pathetic the government’s ‘aid’ has been. If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be laughable.

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