Apprentice star Karren Brady hits out at Britain's 'unjustifiable' £14bn foreign aid budget

Apprentice star Karren Brady hits out at Britain's 'unjustifiable' £14bn foreign aid budget

December 17, 2018

The Conservative peer criticised the “arbitrary” target of spending 0.7 per cent of national income each year on aid.

Karren said it was “impossible to justify” spending taxpayers’ cash on “far-flung conflicts” where it is difficult to identify their relevance to Britain.

Lord Sugar’s TV co-star added: “Whenever we take on such broad and ambitious tasks, our track record is poor and we risk doing more harm than good.”

She also called it an ill-thought out and poorly executed policy.

Sun columnist Karren said the money should be used to boost defence spending and the British aim must be to “secure the peace” in conflict zones.

Her remarks came in the annual Lords debate led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

It focused on reconciliation in foreign, defence and international development policy.

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