It is not enough to just make moral arguments in favour of overseas aid, the public also want to feel they are getting value for money

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When the Government confirmed it was cutting foreign aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of Gross National Income, I, alongside many fellow Church of England Bishops, condemned the decision. My conviction on this issue stems from the fact that we live in a country which, despite some serious domestic challenges, is incredibly privileged compared to the majority of the world, and it is morally right that we give at least 0.7% …


Dr Alan Smith

Bishop of St Albans, Doctor of Philosophy, Lords Spiritual Member of the UK Parliament

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