Chancellor George Osborne
is facing criticism from some Conservative and Labour MPs after
pledging nearly £10bn ($15bn) in further UK loans to the IMF.
The money is part of a global effort to boost the
International Monetary Fund's capacity to lend to troubled economies,
including the eurozone.
But Tory MP Douglas Carswell called the move "IMF bailout bull" and Labour said it was "a sticking plaster response".
Mr Osborne said a "broad body" of Tory opinion backed the UK loan offer.
The IMF says it has received firm commitments of more than $430bn from a number of countries.
The money, pledged at a meeting in Washington, doubles the
fund's firepower, which was in danger of becoming overwhelmed by the
It can lend that money to other countries in financial
stress, with the aim of creating global financial stability and a
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