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Tory rebels threaten to vote down Rishi Sunak’s foreign aid cuts

Up to 50 Tory MPs join opposition parties in expressing concern about cuts to UK’s aid budget

Rishi Sunak is facing a tight vote on his £4bn cut to the foreign aid budget on Tuesday, with rebel Tories threatening to join with Labour to vote down the change.

The government backed down on allowing a vote after the Speaker last week said the House of Commons must have a say on the move to cut the aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income.

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