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Dougie Alexander the old romantic gets it right

Buy Kenyan roses for Valentines, says minister - Telegraph

Romantics should buy their Valentine's Day roses from Kenya to support the troubled country, a minister has claimed.

Douglas Alexander, the International Development Secretary, said buying Kenyan stems would help an economy under huge strain as a result of political turmoil.

But he was immediately challenged by critics who said people would do better to buy local or organic, and preferably not buy roses at all

For once an Int Dev Sec gets it right - trade is the best help we can give, so yah boo sucks to the carbon footprint carpers, though I will still get mine from the Petrol Station as usual...


I think Kenyan poppies would be more appropriate.

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