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I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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British donations top £32m mark (BBC News)

Following this post, I’m now slightly happier to report that Mr Blair has now increased the amount of aid sent to the affected region to £50m. But that’s still nowhere near enough to rebuild tens of thousands of families. It’s clearly a lot better though, and it does make us the biggest international donors.

I’m astounded at the response from the great British public – over £32m has already been donated. This completely unprecedented level of fundraising begins to restore my faith in humanity.

Just a shame TB’s still on holiday, and not on hand to lead the nation.

This 141st post was filed under: Tsunami 2004.

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