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Preet Gill – 2021 Comments on Foreign Aid Cuts

The comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, on 5 March 2021.

This is a devastating reminder of the real world impact the Government’s politically motivated decision to abandon its manifesto commitment on aid will have on the world’s most vulnerable people.

Cuts in support to countries in the midst of multiple humanitarian crises would cause devastation; leading to some of the world’s most vulnerable people to starve, stretched healthcare systems to collapse and access to clean water stripped away. Make no mistake, people will die.

Callous cuts like this signal a retreat from the world stage and will make us all less safe. This is not Global Britain.