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Spending Review: Minister quits over cuts to foreign aid - live reaction

25 November 2020, 12:16 | Updated: 25 November 2020, 19:03

By Ewan Somerville

A Foreign Office minister has resigned following Rishi Sunak's Spending Review in which he confirmed cuts to the Foreign Aid budget.

Baroness Sugg said she believes the decision is "fundamentally wrong".

Mr Sunak told MPs that the "economic emergency" from the coronavirus pandemic "has only just begun" as he detailed his plans.

UK borrowing is forecast to reach £394 billion this year, equivalent to 19% of GDP.

Read more: What you need to know about the Spending Review

The Chancellor also revealed that the OBR has predicted that the UK economy will fall 11.3% this year. This would be the biggest fall in 300 years.

He also announced a pay freeze for almost all public sector workers, and abandoned a Conservative manifesto commitment to fund the foreign aid budget to 0.5% of GDP.

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