On foreign aid, Boris Johnson is appealing to a Tory party that doesn’t exist

By Richard Darlington

Boris Johnson is backing a multi-billion pound cut to the aid budget, but why now? It’s not the first time Johnson has acted like a “medieval pirate whose eye has alighted on this plump Spanish galleon loaded with bullion that he wants to board and plunder it.” That was the description by former Tory development secretary Andrew Mitchell on this morning’s Today programme, before Johnson declared aid should be “spent more in line with Britain’s political, commercial and diplomatic interests.”


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