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Time to stand up for foreign aid

There is a moral duty to provide it—and it grants Britain influence on the global stage

By Kate Osamor  

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It seems that those on the right of British politics have set their sights on a new target: the UK’s foreign aid budget. Not content with hauling Britain out of the EU and plunging the country into political and economic chaos, next on their list is the £12bn that is distributed to the most deprived and impoverished nations on the planet.

It is enshrined in UK law that we commit 0.7 per cent of our GDP to the…

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