Boris Johnson was broadly right about aid spending - Full Fact

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The government's plan to reduce foreign aid will still mean spending more on it than past governments did.
Boris Johnson was broadly right about aid spending

10 June 2021

What was claimed The present government has spent more on foreign aid than any previous Labour government. Our verdict This is true, at least from the data that goes back to 1970. It has also spent more than any previous Conservative government in that period. What was claimed The present government is continuing to spend more on foreign aid than any previous Labour government. Our verdict This is essentially true. Spending was briefly slightly higher than the present government's planned target in 2006 and 2009, but no previous government has sustained it at or above that level. 1 of 2 claims

Under this government, we've spent more [on overseas aid], and we continue to spend more than Labour ever did. Boris Johnson, .

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister said that this government has spent more on aid than Labour governments did in the past.

He also said…
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