UK to press on with defence budget hike despite affordability concerns
The UK government still intends to more than double the annual defence budget to £100 billion by 2030, defence secretary Ben Wallace said in a recent newspaper interview.
In an interview for the Sunday Telegraph, published on 25 September, Wallace confirmed that Prime Minister Liz Truss will implement a leadership campaign pledge to raise defence spending from 2.1% of GDP today to 3% by 2030 — higher than the aspirational 2.5% from her predecessor Boris Johnson.
Details were scarce on what exactly the extra money will be spent on, but Wallace told the Sunday Telegraph that it is ‘highly
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