UK PM David Cameron is out of the UK. He is in the USA allegedly promoting the UK. After the long Summer recess and with the up and coming Tory conference you may have thought he would be in the UK working hard to address problems at home. On the agenda at the UN there will no doubt be Iran's nuclear capabilities and Israel. Let's hope that deals are not done which will take the World one step closer to war.
Today he is addressing the UN on the Middle East crisis. The West, having thrown its weight by so many rebels in so many ME countries, is now left with a destabilised region. A vast area that will be a melting pot for terrorism and hate if we are not careful. Perhaps we should have thought of the long term when we interfered.
It is expected that today Cameron will offer advice and financial help to areas of the Middle East. Whilst we all have a vested interest in making sure that the Middle East is a safe and secrue region of the World the UK needs to concentrate on the home front for once.
Austerity is the name of the game in the UK and most people will face further cuts to their income and negative changes to their way of life. The UK already contributes vast sums of money to countries such as Pakistan that have ample money to spend on nuclear weapons. A farce through and through.
Yesterday Cameron pledged UK aid to countries around the World asking other countries to honour commitments already made. As each country faces financial challenges this does not sit well. It also leads to sneaking suspicions that we are not as poor as leaders are making out. Once again when it suits we have money to waste. No doubt if some countries withdraw aid the UK will offer to fill the gap. Another farce.
Cameron used fine words to answer those who say the UK cannot afford to continue supplying aid, "I think it is important that countries that make promises keep those promises. "To those who are sceptical, I would say it is not only a moral obligation that the better-off countries have to tackle poverty in our world when we still have over a billion people living on less than a dollar a day, but it's also in our interests that we build a more prosperous world.
"If we don't, the problems of conflict, the problems of mass migration, the problems of uncontrollable climate change are problems that will come and visit us at home. "So I think it's the right thing for us to do morally, and it's right to keep our promises, but it's also in our self-interest to do so."
Egyptian assets stolen by former President Mubarak are still frozen in Banks in the UK. These cannot yet be handed over to the ew government. Cameron is expected to discuss the release of these funds.
Later today Cameron will become the first serving UK PM to appear on the Letterman show. His appearance will no doubt reinforce the Downton Abbey view that some Americans have of we Brits.
Perhaps then he will finally return to the UK and do the job that he is paid to do, that is help the UK get out of its financial mess.