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Cutting foreign aid budget will cause more mass immigration, World Bank warns Britain

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A potential Tory cut to the foreign aid budget will risk lives, reduce Britain’s influence in the world and pave the way for mass immigration, it has been warned, after Theresa May refused to say if she would retain the UK’s current pledges.

Britain spends 0.7 percent of GDP, or about £13 billion (US$16.6 billion), on its aid budget every year. However, the prime minister would not say whether she would keep that in the Tories’ manifesto, with cabinet splits already emerging.

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, warned against Britain cutting its foreign aid budget, saying finance for poor countries is the first line of defense against immigration.

Aid money helps to create jobs and opportunities in poor countries, he told the Times. With fewer opportunities in developing countries, “more and more of those countries [would go] down the path of fragility, conflict, violence, extremism and of course eventually migration.”



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