Foreign aid: Government cuts wreck UK reputation

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for International Development Layla Moran MP challenged the Government on their controversial cuts to the foreign aid budget during today’s Commons debate.

The Government has faced criticism from across the House after abandoning their manifesto pledge to retain 0.7% of international development funding.

Following the debate, Layla Moran MP said: “In today’s debate, the Minister drew moral equivalence between maintaining our promises to starving children and leaving our future generations with extra debt. This is shameful – especially when our young people, like the rest of the country, overwhelmingly support the 0.7% target.

Education spokesperson Layla Moran

“This week the eyes of the world will be on the UK at the G7, yet the Conservatives seem determined to ruin our country’s reputation – from abandoning our development commitments around the world, to denying a democratic vote on the 0.7% target in Parliament.

“The Liberal Democrats will continue to stand up for the 0.7% target, which we have supported for over fifty years and enshrined in law.”

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