Tuesday 26 January 2021 / 5:27 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill on the Government’s statement setting out cuts to international aid spending

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, commenting on the Government’s statement setting out cuts to international aid spending, said:

“The Government have handed over millions of pounds of UK tax payers’ money to its friends during this global pandemic yet they are now betraying the world’s poorest.

“This move signals a retreat from the world stage, damages the UK’s reputation and will only show our allies and detractors that Britain under Boris Johnson is no longer interested in fulfilling our moral or legal responsibilities.

“Labour are committed to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid to tackle global poverty and injustice and will oppose any attempt from this government to damage this country’s reputation.”