Outrage aimed at No 10 as MPs back £4bn cut to foreign aid budget

Three former Tory prime ministers condemn move but government sees off revolt from within party

Downing Street has been accused of putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in some of the world’s poorest nations after Conservative MPs voted to cut billions of pounds in foreign aid for years to come.

Many of Johnson’s own MPs were outraged at No 10 for pressing ahead with a £4bn reduction in aid, from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income, with the former prime minister Theresa May saying the UK had broken its promise to the world’s poor.

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