Thursday, April 29, 2021

Tory government breaks its promise to women and girls with shameful foreign aid cuts

Responding to reports that the UK has imposed cuts in aid to the UNFPA family planning programme in the world's poorest nations, Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and International Development, commented:

“The Foreign Secretary’s attempts to hide the detail of these shameful cuts tell us everything we need to know. Millions of women and girls around the world will suffer as a result of this shocking decision. Britain is abandoning them.

“The Conservative Government’s decision to break its promise to women and girls around the world, let alone the electorate, is short-sighted and wrong. The Liberal Democrats will stand up against these cuts and for the 0.7% of GNI commitment, which we enshrined in law. The Government must immediately publish all details of its planned aid spending this financial year and tell us if any impact assessments for Covid-19 efforts were carried out.”

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