Bill Gates urging UK to protect foreign aid

Reducing the UK government’s commitment to foreign aid spending would cost lives, American billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned.

The Microsoft founder is urging the UK to keep spending 0.7% of its national income on foreign aid, saying it is proof of its goodwill and humanity.

Theresa May has refused to say if she will retain the spending pledge in the Conservative’s election manifesto.

But the Scottish Tory leader pledged her

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