There is a legitimate role for development education in the UK, but I do not believe these projects give the taxpayer value for money.
My argument is that charity does indeed start at home, but it doesn't stop there.
There's nothing to be said for opposition. You can only talk about things and you can lay your plans. You can't actually achieve very much; you have to be in government for that.
You can see how an increase in the water level would wipe out hundreds of thousands of people's homes.
I have apologised to the police.
The UK public have repeatedly shown enormous generosity to those in need.
In India there are more poor people in three states... than there are in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
It is conflict overall that mires people in poverty. That is the first law of development.
All of Britain's aid is spent in Britain's national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain's national security as well.
Britain, today, educates 4.8 million primary school children in Britain. And we educate five million primary school children around the developing world, at a cost of 2.5 per cent of what we spend on British children.
Climate change is having a dramatic effect on the ground.
It is vital that the entire international system is ready to meet the challenges of future disasters.
Tackling deprivation around the world is a moral imperative and firmly in Britain's national interest.
My top priority will be to secure maximum value for money in aid through greater transparency, rigorous independent evaluation and an unremitting focus on results.
They say, 'Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.' They don't realize that not everybody's bootstraps are the same length.
Britain is doing brilliant things around the world and that is why I described as a 'superpower on development'.
Libyans have to work together for a new Libya. They should keep in place the sinews of security.