Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Lib Dems force Cameron to back aid law

The Conservatives look set to back the Lib Dems' proposal to commit Britain to spend 0.7% of its national income on international aid after a private members' bill was unveiled yesterday by Michael Moore.

Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives all included a commitment to the legislation in their 2010 manifestos.

But since the election, the Prime Minister appeared to have dismissed the idea, however it has been reported today that Tory leadership has caved to Lib Dem pressure and will back the bill in a commons vote.