UK Politics

Boris facing defeat by Tory rebels over £6.9bn cut to foreign aid

BY The Hound   /  19 February 2021

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.


     Email

     linkedin      Email