Dfid and Global Britain

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruslip, announced on 16 June that the Department for International Development (Dfid) would be abolished – folded into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCo) to form, by September, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office led by Dominic Raab – the current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth affairs.

Unsurprisingly, many on the left have argued that this is nothing more than a distraction; a way to draw the public’s attention away from important matters like coronavirus or the Black Lives Matter protest. Or that the…

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