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PM appeals to British 'heart' and 'head' on aid

PM appeals to British 'heart' and 'head' on aid
David Cameron has appealed to Britain's "heart and head" as he defended the Government's commitment to spending on overseas aid.

Speaking on the Today programme, the Prime Minister said the UK should fulfill its "moral obligations to the poorest of the word", assuring that most aid was "specific".

“It can sometimes be a difficult argument, because we're having tough times here at home," he said. "We're having to make difficult decisions, but Britain is an incredibly generous country, the British people are very generous.

"Whenever we have aid appeals, the British people always step forward in the most magnificent way. The arguments I make – I make an argument of the heart and an argument of the head."

Shadow International Development Secretary Ivan Lewis praised the Government for honouring their commitment to spending on overseas aid, but warned that the UK's poor economic performance meant spending on aid was down.

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