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Preet Gill – 2020 Comments on the Government’s Foreign Aid Budget

The comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, on 17 November 2020.

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.