Oh dear, just googled him and the new UK shadow Chancellor George Osborne is even more perilously close to my age! (born 1971!)
I note that on Monday, though he announced a first round of rather radical government spending cuts, 'international development' (along with defence and education) are areas that he states will not be affected. Shame. The online comments on the UK Times and Telegraph indicate that many people are outraged that International development continues to be ring fenced - so it's not just me and you then?!