PMQs: Boris Johnson defends cuts to foreign aid budget

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Boris Johnson slapped down an SNP attempt to shift the UK Government’s position on proposed Foreign Aid cuts On Tuesday the Prime Minister told the House of Commons that the reduction in the foreign aid budget would not be permanent but any changes would depend on two “vital tests”. During Prime Minister’s Questions, SNP MP John Nicolson called for the spending cut to be reversed which sparked ridicule from Mr Johnson.

The Prime Minister said: “I think the people of this entire country should be immensely proud of what the UK is doing abroad.

“Whether it is educating millions of girls with an increase to support for female education.

“Whether it is helping countries around the world tackle climate change with £11.6 billion of investment.”

He added: “We are spending £10 Billion a year on overseas aid alone.”

 

It came after Mr Nicolson said the Conservative Governement had voted to “deprive some of the World’s poorest children.”

He said: “Education for girls programmes will be guaranteed to be slash.

“Polio eradication schemes too.

“Most people go into politics to make the world a better place but the Prime Minister seems to be an expection.”

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