Diane Abbott is a member of the British parliament and is the shadow secretary of state for international development. In her role as shadow secretary, Diane's three key priorities are the global response to refugees and migrants, gender and development, and transparency and scrutiny in aid expenditure.
Britain needs more from its leaders than bland ministerial statements and piecemeal pledges to multilateral reform of the humanitarian system, writes Diane Abbott MP, U.K. shadow secretary of state for international development.
The U.K. Labour party has announced it would close the Department for International Development's doors to all development organizations utilizing tax havens, starting with the Big Four contractors: Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and EY. In this exclusive op-ed, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Diane Abbott offers the reasons behind Wednesday's announcement.