Superstar activist Bob Geldof has urged Boris Johnson to alter his thoughts on slicing Britain’s international support price range by £4bn. Final yr, ministers determined to quickly cut back spending on abroad support from 0.7 % of nationwide earnings to 0.5 % in gentle of the pandemic. Mr Geldof informed BBC’s Andrew Marr that the minimize was “merciless” and “emasculating” for the UK forward of the G7 summit this week.
Mr Geldof stated: “Prime Minister, what is that this about? You’ll meet your friends this week on the G7, that is one thing we lead on.
“Go in there together with your head held excessive. I do not assume he’s set on this but.”
He added: “Left and proper in Parliament there’s a coalition to cease them slicing the help and beating up the poor.
“We do not try this right here! We do not take that piece of bread from that little one in Yemen or snatch the one textbook they’ve had of their life.
“It’s not in our pursuits to try this. It is a political misfire. It emasculates us. It neuters our diplomacy.”
He sparked outrage on Twitter along with his remarks, with one viewer saying he had “misplaced the plot”.
One other labelled him “the self titled professional on international support”.
Others criticised him for “lecturing” the nation on international support throughout an financial disaster.
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