Monday 31 August 2020 / 3:03 PM Foreign Aid / Preet Gill

Chancellor set to axe the UK’s aid budget – Preet Kaur Gill

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, responding to claims that the Chancellor is set to axe the UK’s aid budget in his November Budget, said:

“The British public are rightly proud of the role they have played in supporting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

“This latest move by the government to backtrack on a manifesto commitment they made last year shows that their word cannot be trusted, and signals a retreat from the world stage in the middle of a global pandemic.

“Labour is committed to continuing our global reputation as a development power by ensuring we continue to show Britain at its best; as an outward-looking, progressive country making the world safer, fairer and better for all.”