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Five things you should know about Labour’s new international development policy

I read the 44-page policy paper so you don’t have to

By Steve Bloomfield  

Shadow International Development Secretary Kate Osamor. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Labour is launching its new international development policy today—something that is unlikely to get much coverage in most of the media. (Let’s face it, the press conference at the launch is going to be dominated by questions about second referendums and anti-Semitism).

The 44-page policy document is, as you would expect, a little dry—and despite its length it’s a little light on practical policies. Instead, there are pledges to introduce 16 separate reviews, working groups, plans and summits.


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