Tuesday 17 November 2020 / 12:59 PM Preet Gill

Government is turning its back on world’s poorest by breaking commitment on aid spending – Preet Kaur Gill

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on reports that the Government is considering breaking its manifesto commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI helping the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, said:

“During this pandemic the government have willingly handed over millions of pounds of UK tax payers money to its friends yet they are now willing to turn their backs on the world’s poorest.

“By rowing back on their own manifesto commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid, the government would reduce our ability to tackle global poverty and injustice and signal a retreat from Britain as a force for good in the world.”