Friday 17 January 2020 / 2:51 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill comments on the government’s UK-Africa Investment Summit

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for International Development, commenting on the government’s UK-A​frica Investment Summit, said:

“This summit makes clear that the Conservatives will continue to misuse the country’s aid budget to prop up the needs of business elites rather than spend it on tackling global poverty, inequality and the climate crisis.

“Trade and investment deals are not a panacea for ending poverty, especially when they’re written in line with the demands of big business, and don’t have safeguards in place to protect public services or ensure the most marginalised groups aren’t left behind.

“Labour will continue to support the role of DFID to fight poverty and inequality.”