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Mary Creagh – David Cameron made meeting the 0.7 per cent aid target a symbol of the change he claimed to bring to the Tory party – a change that lies in tatters –

13 November 2014

Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, responding to comments from Philip Hammond rejecting the bill to write the 0.7 per cent aid target into law, said:

“On every issue, from Europe, to green energy, as soon as the Tory right wing raises its head, the Tory leadership folds like a deckchair. David Cameron made meeting the 0.7 per cent aid target a symbol of the change he claimed to bring to the Tory party – a change that lies in tatters as they bang on about Europe and stand up only for a privileged few. ”

“David Cameron should now state if he will support the 0.7% bill in December, and if he does, slap down his Foreign Secretary. At a time when Ebola is devastating West Africa and conflict rages in Syria and Iraq, this is not the time for another broken promise.”

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