Former Prime Minister Theresa May has just been warned that her rebellious attitude towards PM Boris Johnson’s foreign aid cut will provoke Britons … with one critic of the move stating that Red Wall Tory voters “won’t want to see this”.
There have been lots of reactions from Conservative MPs who have supported a move to reverse the reduction in overseas aid in an attempt to humiliate Mr Johnson just a week before he joins other world leaders at the G7 summit.
Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, announced in 2020 that the UK would slash its aid spending from 0.7 per cent of national income to 0.5 per cent, the difference in the slash would amount to £4billion respectively.
It has become that Theresa May is one among 30 other Conservative lawmakers who are planning to overturn Mr Johnson’s parliamentary majority when they take action in a vote on Monday.
However, some supporters of the current Prime Minister’s plan to slash off some figures in the foreign aid, as the UK economy bounces back from the COVID setback, have issued a serious warning to the group acting in opposition.
Ben Habib, former Brexit Party MEP slammed the group of MPs making the plan, saying their efforts showed little understanding for middle-class communities.
“It’s much worse than patronising and preaching. Fighting to retain the foreign aid budget at a time when the United Kingdom has just suffered the biggest recession ever in its history is to treat with contempt the working and middle classes of our country.
“Not until the country has recovered should the Conservatives fret about foreign aid. Not until they have delivered on their central promise to level up the country should they be indulging in foreign aid. The homestead must come first,” he said.