UK government cuts overseas aid – breaking election promise – BBC News

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    The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the UK is to cut the amount of money it gives in overseas aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of GDP. The decision has been widely criticised and a Minister at the Foreign Office has resigned in protest. Mr Sunak told MPs that to carry on spending abroad when there was a domestic emergency was difficult to justify. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by diplomatic correspondent James Landale.

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