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MPs support UK defence spending increase and reversal of cuts

10th March 2022 - 09:03 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Royal Welsh soldiers dismount from their Warrior vehicles during Exercise Gothic Dragon. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

The UK government is facing calls to rethink its defence spending strategy in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

There is growing consensus among UK MPs that defence spending should increase following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.

On 6 March, Sky News reported that the UK could increase its defence spending in light of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.

Several European countries have signalled their intention to raise defence spending recently, including Germany, which announced a historic shift to spend more than 2% of GDP on defence and plans for a €100bn ($111.69 billion) fund in 2022.

Germany’s decision to increase its budget would make it the largest defence spender in Europe unless the UK decides to follow suit with an

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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