“It was a difficult decision and one of the tough choices we had to make and I had to make in order to make sure I could keep investing in the proprieties the British people have,” Sunak continued.
Some of the investments he outlined included benefits to “stronger public series, more money for the NHS, for schools, for safer communities and more police and to deliver the step-change in infrastructure investment which will transform our country.
“In order to do all of that, this was one of the difficult decisions we had to make. You talked about the record levels of borrowing and debt and in the context of economic emergency, I did think I could justify sticking to the targets.
“But we will still spend £10 billion on foreign aid next year, which is roughly equivalent to 0.5 percent. That still makes us one of the most generous, large countries anywhere in the world, second in the G7 group.”
Published at Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:58:00 +0000