May says UK will not cut aid in wake of Oxfam scandal

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Prime minister defies calls to scrap UK commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aid

The UK’s aid budget will not be cut as a result of the sexual exploitation scandal affecting the sector, the prime minister has confirmed in a push back against the right wing of her party.

There have been calls for the government to scrap the commitment to spend at least 0.7% of gross national income on foreign aid, including from the MP some Tories have touted as Theresa May’s potential successor, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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