The comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow International Development Secretary, on 21 April 2021.
Slashing humanitarian support in the middle of a global pandemic is callous and incredibly shortsighted.
As the only G7 nation to cut aid, this is a retreat from our moral duty and people will lose their lives as a result.
Sneaking out aid cuts with a written statement rather than facing parliament in person shows the cowardice of this Conservative government which continues to fail to take responsibility for their actions.
Parliament has made it clear that it does not support the aid cuts and Britain must not turn its back on the world’s poorest. The Prime Minister must put the cuts to a vote at the earliest opportunity.