Eastern Eye:  TWO former British prime ministers have urged Boris Johnson to retain the government’s spending on foreign aid, warning he will damage the UK’s influence on the global stage if he cuts it in a finance review next week.
 Tony Blair and David Cameron released a statement to the Telegraph newspaper urging Johnson to maintain Britain’s pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on aid and development following reports it could be cut to conserve cash during the pandemic.
 British finance minister Rishi Sunak will deliver a spending review on Wednesday(25), setting out government spending over the next year after Covid-19 blew a £200 billion ($266bn) hole in the country’s finances. “Abandoning the 0.7 target for aid would be a moral, strategic and political mistake,” Cameron, prime minister from 2010 to 2016 and a member of Johnson’s Conservative Party, said.
The two former leaders argued that any move to cut spending on aid would undermine Britain’s position when it hosts the G7 summit i