Thursday, November 19, 2020

Money for War Goes Up


In these days of austerity budgets and cuts to foreign aid defence spending is to go up. 

The largest military investment in 30 years is set to be announced by the prime minister - an extra £4bn a year over the next four years, a 10% increase.

Johnson said that he was making the announcement "in the teeth" of the coronavirus pandemic because "the defence of the realm must come first".

The PM said in order for Britain to "be true to our history and stand alongside our allies" it must make improvements "across the board".

"This is our chance to end the era of retreat, transform our armed forces, bolster our global influence, unite and level up our country, pioneer new technology and defend our people and way of life," he said.

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