Clare Short's Web site
This is a temporary Web site, here while my main site is being upgraded.
My current work is focused on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, the urbanisation of the poor and the need to prevent the spread of slums of despair, destitute asylum-seekers, humanitarian action in Africa and other issues. My major preoccupation is the need for better transparency and accountability in oil, gas and mining in the developing world, so that the resources are properly used to improve the life of the people rather than to feed corruption. In addition, I share the views so clearly articulated by Lester Brown that there is a major threat to the future from climate change, population growth and shortages of food and water. I agree with him that disaster is avoidable but it requires major change.
You can read my latest blogs here (12 May) and here (26 May).
I would be interested to hear from anyone who wishes to leave a message - you can email me at email@example.com.