Natalie Solent

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Monday, December 18, 2006
 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin. Especially if you and your kin are poor citizens of a poor country who would like to try some other, less picturesque style of life. The good tidings consist of the fact that Claire Melamed, the woman responsible for much of Christian Aid's protectionist message has hopped it from that organisation. Jumped or pushed? Don't ask me. Don't ask at the Christian Aid website either, 'cos I just did and they aren't telling.

Despite this welcome news - OK, OK, I'm sure she only wants to help and loves her cats "Lolly" and "Pop" - despite this welcome news, the Christian Aid Trade Justice Q&A page doesn't seem to have changed. Since 1970.

Will Natalie now be returning to her hereditary office of Christian Aid donor, collector and all-round warming presence?

Not just yet. Even if - big if - Christian Aid have partially reformed on the economic front, there are still other issues. I get the impression that the author of the Christian Hate? website is a bit of a softie, politically. But he gets a little cranky at the sight of anti-semitism. Read this summary.