Britain’s defences are strong. Under this government we have chosen to use our hard-earned economic strength to support our armed forces and give them what they need to help keep Britain safe. Our investment is rising year-on-year to tackle the complex, diverse and multiple threats we face. The UK continues to spend the fifth-most on defence in the world, now surpassing France.
I have pushed to increase military spending in real terms and meet NATO’s target for 2% of GDP to be spent on defence. I have also helped to secure military equipment for our armed force.