Boris Johnson sizes up colossal boost in defence spending

Boris Johnson sizes up colossal boost in defence spending as he launches most detailed review into Whitehall’s security policy since the Cold War

PM is launching the most in-depth review of security policy since the Cold War Downing Street says it will go beyond the parameters of a traditional defenceThe Prime Minister warns that ‘as the world changes we must move with it’

Boris Johnson today clears the way for a major boost in defence spending as he launches the most in-depth review of the UK’s foreign and security policy since the Cold War.

The Prime Minister warns that ‘as the world changes we must move with it’ as he opens the cross-Whitehall review, which will cover all elements of foreign, defence, security and international development policy.

Downing Street insisted it will go beyond the parameters of a traditional strategic defence and security review (SDSR) by looking at the ‘totality of opportunities and challenges’ the UK faces. 

The Prime Minister warns that ‘as the world changes we must move with it’ as he opens the cross-Whitehall review

It will consider how the whole of Government can be ‘structured, equipped and mobilised’ in order to meet them. And unlike the 2015 review, a No 10 source said it will not be ‘cost neutral’, meaning further spending commitments are not ruled out.



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