The comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, on 7 June 2021.
The strength and depth of support for protecting the aid we send to help the world’s poorest is clear.
The Conservative Government is leaving the UK isolated among wealthy countries by being the only one to cut this budget. A failure to reverse the cuts would entirely undermine our ability to solve global challenges, from the pandemic to the climate crisis.
Rather than trying to evade another vote, the Government must end its retreat and reaffirm its commitment to spending 0.7% of national income with a clear timeline.