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MPs in the House of Commons during Boris Johnson's first PMQs.

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What do politicians really think of aid?

Bondcast episode 9

Friday, October 11, 2019

It’s been a turbulent last few weeks in British politics, from prime minister Boris Johnson’s unlawful prorogation of parliament to the daily twists of Brexit. The political parties managed to hold their annual party conferences in the midst of this storm. But where does international development fit into this maelstrom?

Bond and its members were at the party conferences to build cross-party support for international development. But what do politicians and MPs really think of aid? In this podcast episode, experts from across the sector provide their experiences and insights of parliamentary advocacy to breakdown how much the parties really support international development.

Bond's Paul Abernethy chats to Martin Drewry, director of Health Poverty Action, Lucy Drescher, head of parliamentary advocacy at RESULTS, and Ali Stiby-Harris, head of UK influencing at Save the Children.

You'll also hear snippets from our interviews with politicians from Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and the SNP.

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