WHENEVER the UK has hosted the G8, we’ve seen the Great British public get stuck in to campaigns to tackle stupid poverty around the world.
We’re a nation of generous people who hate injustice, even in hard times, and we have a strong track record of hosting events that change the world.
Let’s make 2013 the year that we start to end hunger, and begin to tackle the ridiculously unfair system that means that, even though there is enough food in the world for everyone, one in eight people will go to bed hungry tonight. We must hold a hunger summit alongside the G8 to get the commitments the world’s poorest people need from us.
And let’s make sure we put in place rigorous standards to stamp out corruption by making sure that governments in all countries make their budgets clear and transparent, and that companies clearly state all the payments they make to those governments.