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UK Gov’t disregards law to cut aid spending

- Blatant bypass of UK parliamentary process facing backlash from opposition MP’s
British MP, Dominic R. Raab (Left) who serves as Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State in the United Kingdom Government of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has been warned that he is breaking the law from Thursday, when a cut to the UK’s international aid budget comes into force without being approved by Parliament. Photo: Internet Source
Layla M. Moran, the Liberal Democrats’ aid spokesperson told 'The i', 'We are asking Dominic Raab to tell us what checks and processes this decision went through before being made.' Photo: Internet Source
Layla M. Moran, the Liberal Democrats’ aid spokesperson told 'The i', 'We are asking Dominic Raab to tell us what checks and processes this decision went through before being made.' Photo: Internet Source
LONDON, UK - British MP, Dominic R. Raab, who serves as Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State in the United Kingdom Government of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, has been warned that he is breaking the law from Thursday, April 1, 2021, when a cut to the UK’s international aid budget comes into force without being approved by Parliament.

The Genisis of the development is that at a spending review in 2020, the chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said the UK would temporarily reduce its aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of national income, according to the Guardian. 

Spending target enshrined in law 

MPs have said the decrease is likely to become permanent, with one MP describing the idea that the government would ever choose to put aid spending back. However, the 0.7% target is enshrined in law, meaning the government should bring forward a vote on reducing it, however, this was not fone. 

According to a report from ‘The i” a British publication, a group of 28 MPs from seven different political parties have since written to Mr Raab claiming he is in breach of the law by failing to reach the 0.7 per cent goal instituted by David Cameron.

“The ex-Director of Public Prosecutions, Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, has recently investigated the legality of the Government’s failure to pass new legislation before the development cut was announced. He was clear that the International Development Act 2015 does not make provision to change the 0.7 per cent target itself, only to miss it.”

Layla M. Moran, the Liberal Democrats’ aid spokesperson told 'The i", “We are asking Dominic Raab to tell us what checks and processes this decision went through before being made."

Johnson's Gov't bypassed parliamentary process 

"We also urge him to bring this to Parliament for a vote when we return from Recess, even though it would be retrospective. The clear intention of the current law cannot be ridden roughshod over,” she said. 

The lastest backlash comes as Johnson's Government has been avoiding checks and balances into its governance, including an inquiry into its disastrous handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

"The i" reported that when it comes to the cut in aid spending, critics have claimed that the Government does not want to hold a vote because it is nervous about the size of any Conservative backbench rebellion where as many as 30 Conservative MPs could oppose the cut.

Ironically, it is the same UK Government that has backed a controversial Commission of Inquiry into Governance in the Virgin Islands.

17 Responses to “UK Gov’t disregards law to cut aid spending”

  • Curfew (01/04/2021, 07:22) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    When will this nonsense curfew be gone. That's the news i want to hear about
  • thank god (01/04/2021, 08:27) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    God is awesome. Thank God they’re not going to be a next episode of C** D**P for a while; She’s so two sided.

    C***Y “ this is what I think?! B&tch did the community asked for your opinion?

    C***y “ This just me; I’m not forcing anyone to take or not take the vaccine that’s your choice.

    C***Y “ Fired the VIP Administration “

    C***y “ WTF WTF WTF “ I thought she was a Christian? She do used a lot of WTF

    C***Y “ Leadership should go like this like that etc “ when she herself ain’t been setting the right example.

    C***y “ first time ever talking about the gun violence and drugs ( look at her eyes during that part; she’s very uncomfortable talking about that part because knows she’s know....

    C***y Who politician I’m I gong to cuss out today? “ she’s probably the ONLY person who actually stay up at night thinking about those who’s not thinking about her.

    C***Y so hurt about being fired she’s can’t get over it. Her agenda ain’t the people’s agenda but of herself. Imagine calling herself a Christian yet have a cold heart filled with hatred?

    C***Y show needs to be BAN Period “ in her own voice”
  • Rubber Duck (01/04/2021, 08:55) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply
    The COI is still coming. Be afraid , be very afraid.

    Welcome to BVI.
    • @ rubber duck (01/04/2021, 09:54) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      Racist it may be it’s here
    • @rubber duck (05/04/2021, 17:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Commission of Inquiry is staged. It is a modern day form of slavery and colonialism by the UK. They are worse than any of their OTs can ever be.
  • ok (01/04/2021, 08:59) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    so they cut aid as is allowed during emergencies , these countries need to sort themselves out instead of looking for handouts so the OTs can benefit from these monies
  • DON Q (01/04/2021, 11:53) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    the UK government has failed the people we need to march BVI needs its independence fast fast fast
  • Pablo (01/04/2021, 16:44) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    If the UK marines were the first boots on the ground t carry out a new colonial agenda, irrespective of the Black people of this society view and or opinions, you will be very happy.

    Your statement suggest that you are one who wants to rule others, especially the Black people and every aspect of their lives.

    Frankly speaking, thre are many minds existing right here in Tola who would rather live in a drug cartel/narco state than under full white British rule.

    Their human history to Black people is atrocious. They have not changed their mentality. Who wants to live a life of oppression, marginalization and worst all over again.
  • mah (01/04/2021, 17:44) Like (4) Dislike (13) Reply
    @DON Q The BVI Government has failed the people
  • hold on (02/04/2021, 14:00) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    This man Dominic Raab is the one who is blocking our marijuana industry from being approved. That in itself is racism, colonialism and dictatorship.
    • Longlook (03/04/2021, 10:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Thankfully most ppl here prefer the law abiding country than being run by criminal.
      • To longlook (05/04/2021, 17:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        We do not want the UK pushing us around anymore. They are dictators. It is time to go self reliant. The UK abandon the BVI for years and now come playing like they care.


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