Like Patel, he campaigned to leave the EU. He has also been a vocal critic of the UK’s aid spending target in his previous role at the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Oxley has also criticised the “unaccountable, bureaucratic and wasteful industry that has grown up around spending taxpayers’ money on international aid”.
Oxley was previously Head of Media of the pro-Brexit campaign, Vote Leave (Sept 2015 – July 2016)
- Critic of UK aid spending target to be Priti Patel's new special adviser, Guardian, 9 August 2016
- Robert Oxley, Linkedin Profile, accessed June 2017