Last night we were delighted to host the launch of a new development pamphlet entitled “Beyond Aid: Labour’s ambition for a radical development agenda”
Edited by our Honorary Presidents Glenys Kinnock and Stephen Doughty, the pamphlet draws on expert opinion from different backgrounds and sectors and aims to spark debate about, and offer a renewed ambition for, a radical development agenda and what the UK’s role should be in shaping it.
Thanks too to BOND’s Ben Jackson for chairing, and to Mary Riddell from the Telegraph and Dr Jason Hickel from the LSE for joining the panel.
This pamphlet sits alongside LCID’s manifesto asks. In ‘A Labour Approach to Development’ we set out our asks ahead of the 2015 election. The document was submitted to the National Policy Forum’s ‘Britain’s Global Role‘ policy consultation last summer.
This ideas contained in this document are our own ideas for what Labour’s internationalist vision should be in the coming years.
What makes us so proud of Labour’s record is not only the amount of money we spent in international aid, as transformative as that was, but the leadership we showed at summit after summit – from our hosting of the G8 and G20 Summits to Ed Miliband’s own herculean efforts staying up all night in Copenhagen to try and secure a global climate deal.
The purpose of our manifesto, therefore, is to propose the ways in which Britain can once again become a global leader and progressive powerhouse under the next Labour Government.
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