Britain on Thursday defended swingeing cuts planned to its overseas aid budget after an outpouring of protests that it marks a life-threatening retreat on the government's ambitions to play a global role after Brexit.Breaking an election manifesto promise, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government says it needs to slash spending on aid because of the…
Britain on Thursday defended swingeing cuts planned to its overseas aid budget plan after a profusion of protests that it marks a life-threatening retreat on the government’s ambitions to play an international role after Brexit
Breaking an election manifesto pledge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government states it requires to slash costs on help since of the coronavirus pandemic.
But critics mentioned that the Treasury was launching billions in other places for other top priorities, including military costs, even as it pleads pandemic hardship in the spending plan in general.
By cutting aid, the federal government had “relinquished its right to talk about ‘Worldwide Britain’ leading the world”, he added.
However, Raab underlined British objectives for the G7 and COP26 climate top, and said 2021 would be “a year of leadership for International Britain as a force for great around the world”.