Five former globalism-backing prime ministers are putting pressure on Boris Johnson to ditch plans to lower the UK’s aid commitment to divert taxpayer money back into the country to counteract the devastation to the British economy caused by the Chinese coronavirus.It was under Tory David Cameron’s rule that Britain became legally obliged to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on foreign aid, which was followed by years of reports of misspending of British taxpayers’ money. Cameron had enacted the measures into law in 2015, but it was the fulfilment of the pledge by Tony Blair ten years earlier, based on the target set by the United Nations. The pledge was retained by his Conservative successors Theresa May and Boris Johnson. But last week, reports circulated that Prime Minister Johnson is considering a temporary cut to 0.5 per cent until 2022 to offset the economic damage of the Wuhan virus. Since then, the establishment’s former premiers have come out to oppose the plans to alleviate the burden on the beleaguered British people, favouring continued generosity to foreign nations. Sir John Major, the Conservative who was implicated in the downfall of his predecessor Margaret Thatcher, told The Times on Tuesday that cutting… Read full this story
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