Responding to reports the Government is to cut its global aid budget by £2.9 billion this year, Liberal Democrat International Development spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:
“For so many vulnerable people in need around the world, UK international aid has made the difference between life and death.
“Despite previous assurances that clearly weren’t worth the paper they were written on, we now see the callous Tories for who they really are.
“This devasting cut to international aid is a clear sign that the UK is abandoning the world stage. Because of this Government more children will have their life chances blighted by poverty.
“Now more than ever we need oversight and scrutiny by retaining the ICAI, the International Development Committee and a Development Minister in Cabinet."