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Johnson urged not to cut foreign aid

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Sat, 2020-11-21 23:38

LONDON: Two former British prime ministers have warned the country’s current leader Boris Johnson against cuts to foreign aid spending.

David Cameron and Tony Blair urged Johnson not to commit to a proposed 0.2 percent cut to the UK’s £15 billion ($20 billion, EUR17 billion) international development budget.

The UK has proposed the cuts to pay for coronavirus costs but Cameron and Blair cautioned the move would jeopardize Britain’s “soft power” status around world, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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