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I've just read a report that states UK defence spending is just under 2% of GDP & could drop as low as 1.5% post 2020 & there's no legislation in place that guarantees any minimum amount/%.
Yet legislation has just been passed at the whim of the coalition in cohorts with the Labour party to guarantee 0.7% minimum of GDP to be given away in overseas aid.
Am I just thick, what am I missing?
I'm sure there will be a lot of countries who are uneasy regarding this either because of the oil, or it's military implications given current relations with Russia and the rest of the world.
I think this reinforces the fact that our own Navy desperatly needs to have a large cash injection and become a priority for our government, we need to be able to defend our selves if the time ever comes.
I don't know a lot about his base but I'm sure someone could tell me about it on here it's its overall military implications.
It sounds like escalation and preparation to me rather than exploration....