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Moran: Aid Battle Is Just Starting

June 7, 2021 8:24 PM

Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon Layla Moran has responded to the news about UK overseas aid today.

The government proposes to slash the budget by around a third - cutting a host of programmes. It makes the UK the only one of the G7 leading industrial nations to be cutting aid spending this year.

Layla MoranShe tweeted:

"Today's decision is just the start of the battle to reinstate the 0.7% aid target. Boris Johnson might have had a lucky escape from a vote on the cut today, but he cannot run and hide from parliamentary democracy forever.

"In a week which sees the eyes of the world on the UK at the G7, the Conservatives' actions - from making it harder to vote at home to abandoning our development commitments around the world - are ruining our country's reputation.

"The @LibDems will continue to stand up for the 0.7% target, which we have supported for over fifty years and enshrined in law."