UK borrowing to hit peacetime high amid COVID-19 emergency: Sunak

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    The UK is cutting billions of dollars from its overseas aid budget, saying it can no longer afford to meet its legal obligations because of the pandemic. The decision was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak but has been widely criticised as a moral failure. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from Whitehall, London, UK. –

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