Woman holding a placard on a march

The question campaigners hate to answer, but need to

Kirsty McNeill on the tough question campaigners need to ask themselves in order to make change.


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Dominic Raab entering the FCDO
26 November 2020
Dominic Raab announced today that the government will be seeking to bring forward new legislation that will allow the UK government to cut the amount it spends on ODA.
25 November 2020
The UK government announces it will abandon legally-binding commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid in 2021.
Prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak inside number 10
19 November 2020
Reports that the government is considering cutting the ODA budget to 0.5% of GNI have been met with criticism and opposition from across the political spectrum.