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Aid

Campaigners from Global Justice Now have condemned a new report by Conservative MP Bob Seely, released today, for proposing to “effectively abolish” Britain’s international development programme.

Health campaigners have called for the government to make major changes to the way medicines are researched and developed, after new analysis of the cost of leading cancer drugs to the NHS showed that £458 million was spent in 2017/18 on paying pharmaceutical companies for medicines developed with public funding.

Aid

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.