Thursday, July 28, 2005


New Radio 5 'Amnesty' for the Africans

To follow up their 'shirt amnesty'.

Radio 5 now have a 'radio amnesty': you give them your old radios, they flog you a new digital one, and the poor Africans get the old one. I suppose this time it's a little more nuanced than the unspeakably horrid 'shirt amnesty'.

But the truth remains that 'giving' our old crap to Africa damages African industry, and should not be promoted. It's particularly galling that we get to use their markets as a rubbish tip whilst not allowing them to sell us anything.

What if we, as a European consumers, actually wanted to buy cheap high quality chocolate products made by African producers? (for example).

Why naturally, we can go screw ourselves.

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