The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion of Tory MPs furious over cuts to foreign aid spending. The government announced last year that it would not spend the 0.7% of GDP on aid and development that was written into law. As it is law, the government will have to win a Commons vote – outside the looming budget – to be able to push the cuts through. After April, if they carry on making the cuts without explicit permission from Parliament then they run the risk of setting an illegal budget.