U.K. International Development Secretary Mordaunt Says Foreign Aid Budget Target ‘Unsustainable’

The Independent: Cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt under fire after describing U.K.’s foreign aid target as ‘unsustainable’
“Minister Penny Mordaunt is under fire from MPs after warning Theresa May’s cabinet the U.K.’s foreign aid budget target is ‘unsustainable.’ The international development secretary told colleagues on Tuesday that the government should shift its focus towards attracting private donations, and reduce reliance on taxpayers’ money. Her remarks were seized upon by Labour, who claimed it was a ‘cynical attempt to undermine’ the country’s commitment to eradicating global poverty…” (Cowburn, 1/30).

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