‘Children will starve!’ Theresa May is enraged by Boris Johnson’s decision to decrease foreign aid and threatens to defy him.
THERESA MAY slammed Boris Johnson for cutting international aid, claiming the government was abandoning the world’s poorest people.
During a speech in the House of Commons on Tuesday, former Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Boris Johnson. She was speaking before of a vote on slashing the UK’s foreign aid budget from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent of GNI. Mrs May said that the country’s overall GNI would have been much lower as a result of the pandemic.
As a result, the actual amount of foreign aid would be substantially lower.
She argued that the government was abandoning the world’s poorest people, emphasizing the gravity of the decision.
She stated again that children would be hungry, would be unable to receive an education, and in some circumstances would be sold into slavery.
“The Government confirmed that it would honor the manifesto commitment,” Ms May added.
“It was a legal obligation, and the new department FCDO would uphold its end of the bargain.
“It went on to state that investing that 0.7 percent was at the heart of the Government’s integrated review’s vision for the UK as an activist internationalist,” the report continued. nation of problem-solving and burden-sharing
“Where is that vision now, when the government ignores some of the world’s poorest people?
“Our aid funding was already on the decline due to the decline in GNI.
“Reducing it from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent is a double whammy.
“This isn’t about dictatorial palaces or vanity projects.
“It’s about what funding cuts mean.
“It means fewer girls will receive an education, more boys and girls will become slaves, more children will go hungry, and more of the world’s poorest people will perish.”
Boris Johnson, on the other hand, has previously backed the reduction to foreign aid.
“I believe there is common ground between the Government and honorable members on all sides of the house on this critical subject,” he stated in Parliament.
“We believe in the ability of aid to change the lives of millions of people.
“As a result, we continue to agree that the United Kingdom should continue to devote 0.7 percent of its gross domestic product to official development assistance.