CAFOD response to the vote to cut foreign aid
13th July 2021
Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, said:
"It is beyond despicable that the government is hiding behind fiscal formulas to abandon the world’s most vulnerable. Its economic rationale for its aid cuts is fatuous. The 0.7 per cent commitment is already tied to economic growth, declining, or rising with it. The cuts in aid, whilst increasing defence spending just underlines how cynical this is. The truth is this is a political decision, which is at the expense of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised communities affected by Covid and climate change. Today’s vote was an opportunity to show that ‘Global’ Britain is better than this, yet it is clear this Government is not."
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