I guess nothing should surprise, but the UK populace fundamentally believes in overseas aid. Some say it is the vestiges of an empire long lost but others say it reflects on the British sense of justice.
No one of a certain generation can forget Bob Geldof and Ethiopia.
If the Oxfam crisis causes the ordinary British family to stop giving aid, it will be a sad day. Big corporates must stand up and replace the lost donations from the silent majority otherwise the few depraved aid workers will not only have abused their own privileged, trusted position personally, but destroyed the future and hope for many third world children.
It is vital FTSE chairmen and boards of large companies realise this is the time to restore their position in society by donating a proportion of their profits to good causes, and institutional investors must support and encourage this in AGMS and meetings with senior management.
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