An MP has come under fire for a statement on Twitter about Europe and Britain after the Second World War.

Daniel Kawczynski, the Conservative representative for Shrewsbury, claimed Britain received no money from the Marshall Plan, American payments of more than $12bn agreed in 1948 to help rebuild Europe.

But Britain received about 20% of the money, more than any other country.

Mr Kawczynski said the money was not “aid” but a “commercial loan”.

His tweet from Saturday

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