Tuesday 24 November 2020 / 2:10 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill responds to proposed cuts to international aid spending

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, commenting on reports the government is to cut international aid spending below 0.7% said:

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

“This move will damage the UK’s reputation around the World and will only show our allies and detractors that Britain under Boris Johnson is no longer interested in fulfilling our responsibilities or leading on the global stage.

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