Call for a development secretary ‘who actually believes in department’s mission’
Responding to press briefings this morning that Penny Mordaunt believes Britain’s aid budget to be ‘unsustainable’ and is proposing dramatic changes to the way the budget is spent, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now said:

“Once again we witness the obscene sight of a British international development secretary sacrificing the fight against global poverty for her own advancement.

“Mordaunt’s cynical briefing of the press that she is going to take a ‘Britain first’ approach to the aid budget is an attempt to throw red meat to Conservative backbenchers whose support she will need in a future leadership contest.

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