Oxfam loses a large part of its credibility today. I met Bill Gates when he presented to the Houses of Parliament and was supported by politicians of all backgrounds for the amazing work he is doing through his foundation to eliminate diseases. If you support the 0.7% contribution to international aid, as I do, you will know that Gates efforts dwarf this, and yet he works in close partnership with the UK government of all persuasions, and has done so for many years.
And Oxfam are also wrong on global inequality.
Global capitalism is lifting people out of poverty at the fastest rate in human history. Global inequality is narrowing, fast. Oxfam will not, and cannot, dispute such things – but this doesn’t suit its new anticapitalist agenda. A great charity lost a lot of credibility today.
The Spectator does an expert demolition of Oxfam here: