Preet Gill – 2020 Comments on the FCO/DFID Merger

Text of the comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow International Development Secretary, on 16 July 2020.

This report provides yet more damning evidence that the Prime Minister’s decision to axe the Department for International Development was done on a whim.

It was taken with no consultation, no evidence and no plan, but it is not too late for him to change his mind.

Labour recognises the importance of development and is committed to supporting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.