Cuts to foreign aid is a ‘life or death issue’ - Gordon Brown

Cuts to foreign aid is a ‘life or death issue’ - Gordon Brown

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it's a life and death issue we're actually deciding who lives and who dies particularly at this point where if we withdraw the money for vaccination it's the equivalent of pulling away the needle from a kid or from an adult who's sick who needs the vaccination a 90 percent cut for example in support for polio vaccination and you know there's been an all-party consensus all parties for 25 years that we need not point seven percent we need to play our role in the world by being one of the leaders in aid and
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really this is not the right time to pull things away because basically this is when the poorest countries need help most and i can see how it can be financed we're about to get a huge payment from the international monetary fund of 23 billion dollars that covers this cut six times over so it makes absolutely no economic sense but particularly no moral sense and it's in our self-interest of course to see the others vaccinated because nobody's safe till everybody's safe

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