Thursday, July 16, 2020

Raab and Johnson's half-baked merger plan is threat to international aid

Responding to the International Development Committee’s final report into the 'Effectiveness of UK aid’, which warns the 'impulsive' decision to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID) is likely to have dire consequences, Liberal Democrat International Development Spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:

“For countless vulnerable people in need around the globe, UK international aid has made a vital difference. We should be proud of that.

“All the experts warn that Dominic Raab’s half-baked plan is threatening international aid. The Tories should be ashamed for looking at reducing global poverty as nothing more than a political choice.

“We need oversight now more than ever. Ministers must commit to retaining the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, the International Development Committee and a Development Minister in Cabinet or public faith will be washed away."

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