UK Government Cuts Overseas Aid

Statement from the Fellowship of Reconciliation regarding the cut in Overseas Development Aid and Reiteration of Increased Military Spending from Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Richard Bickle, Chair of Trustees, said:

“Today the Chancellor showed where the true priorities of this Government lie. Having removed at least £4billion a year from the poorest communities through cuts in aid he reminded everyone of the increased military spending of £6 billion a year to £24 billion over 4 years.  This decision won’t lay the foundations for peace and tackling poverty. Stopping conflict and building peace is enabled by tackling global poverty, not investing in even more weapons of war. We hope the diverse array of voices speaking against this cut will be heard”