Closed shops in London. Government forecasts put the UK on course for its deepest recession since the Great Frost of 1709. Photo: AFP Closed shops in London. Government forecasts put the UK on course for its deepest recession since the Great Frost of 1709. Photo: AFP
Closed shops in London. Government forecasts put the UK on course for its deepest recession since the Great Frost of 1709. Photo: AFP

Britain

Fury after UK cuts billions in overseas aid amid worst recession in 300 years

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer moved to cut the foreign aid budget in an effort to tackle UK’s ‘economic emergency’
  • Decision to slash budget prompted an immediate backlash, but the chancellor said he had little choice

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Closed shops in London. Government forecasts put the UK on course for its deepest recession since the Great Frost of 1709. Photo: AFP Closed shops in London. Government forecasts put the UK on course for its deepest recession since the Great Frost of 1709. Photo: AFP
Closed shops in London. Government forecasts put the UK on course for its deepest recession since the Great Frost of 1709. Photo: AFP
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