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Spending Review is a hammer blow to British impact in international development - Save the Children

Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive | Save the Children

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The government has chosen to balance the books on the backs of the world’s poorest people, and I hope it is a choice that MPs will resoundingly reject.

Today the Prime Minister and Chancellor have broken a manifesto commitment, broken a promise to the world’s poorest people and broken Britain’s reputation for leadership on the world stage.

In the midst of a global pandemic and a climate crisis, and with the UK about to host both the G7 and COP 26, this move is a hammer blow to British impact in international development just when it was most important that we held our resolve.

The government has chosen to balance the books on the backs of the world’s poorest people, and I hope it is a choice that MPs will resoundingly reject.

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