David Cameron scraps plan to boost foreign aid

The Express features comments from Ruth Porter

David Cameron will not try to force his controversial hike in spending on overseas aid into law this year, it emerged yesterday.

Ruth Porter, of the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank, said: “The Government should abandon any idea of enshrining the 0.7 per cent target in law. The figure is arbitrary and there is clear evidence that in many cases aid makes situations worse, not better.”

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