Andrew Mitchell Quotes

 

My top priority will be to secure maximum value for money in aid through greater transparency, rigorous independent evaluation and an unremitting focus on results.

— Andrew Mitchell

Tackling deprivation around the world is a moral imperative and firmly in Britain’s national interest.

— Andrew Mitchell

Libyans have to work together for a new Libya. They should keep in place the sinews of security.

— Andrew Mitchell

It is vital that the entire international system is ready to meet the challenges of future disasters.

— Andrew Mitchell

Climate change is having a dramatic effect on the ground.

— Andrew Mitchell

Britain, today, educates 4.8 million primary school children in Britain. And we educate five million primary school children around the developing world, at a cost of 2.5 per cent of what we spend on British children.

— Andrew Mitchell

All of Britain’s aid is spent in Britain’s national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain’s national security as well.

— Andrew Mitchell

It is conflict overall that mires people in poverty. That is the first law of development.

— Andrew Mitchell

In India there are more poor people in three states… than there are in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.

— Andrew Mitchell

The UK public have repeatedly shown enormous generosity to those in need.

— Andrew Mitchell

I have apologised to the police.

— Andrew Mitchell

You can see how an increase in the water level would wipe out hundreds of thousands of people’s homes.

— Andrew Mitchell

Britain is doing brilliant things around the world and that is why I described as a ‘superpower on development.’

— Andrew Mitchell

There’s nothing to be said for opposition. You can only talk about things and you can lay your plans. You can’t actually achieve very much; you have to be in government for that.

— Andrew Mitchell

My argument is that charity does indeed start at home, but it doesn’t stop there.

— Andrew Mitchell

There is a legitimate role for development education in the UK, but I do not believe these projects give the taxpayer value for money.

— Andrew Mitchell

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