Boris Johnson announces huge rise in defence funding

Boris Johnson is calling it a “once in a generation” plan to modernise the armed forces – pledging an extra £16.5 billion pounds over the next four years. (Subscribe:

Mr Johnson said he wanted to transform the UK’s defence capability to meet changing global threats, as well as safeguarding hundreds of thousands of jobs.

But ministers would not say whether the extra investment would mean cutting the budget for overseas aid or any other spending cuts.

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