Boris stands firm! PM rejects calls for vote on foreign aid – Tory MPs and Speaker snubbed


    Rebel Tories attempted to hijack a Bill being debated in Parliament yesterday to force the Government to hold a vote on the cut in spending.

    The plot was thwarted by Lindsay Hoyle who rejected the attempt to insert an amendment in the Bill demanding a vote on foreign aid.

    However, he called on ministers to commit to holding a vote on cutting the international aid budget from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent.

    Speaking this afternoon No10 rejected the demands.

    “There are no plans to bring forward a vote,” the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said.

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