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Link foreign aid to defence, boost #military spending – UK Lords

Link foreign aid to defence, boost #military spending – UK Lords

Link foreign aid to defence, boost military spending – UK Lords Published time: February 27, 2015 14:09 Get short URL (Reuters / Muhammad Hamed) Tags Arms , Army , Austerity , Conflict , Middle East , Military , Missile defense , UK , USA Hawkish members of the UK House of Lords will battle for increased military spending Friday, proposing that the government link foreign aid to defense budgets. They are expected to argue Britain’s security is more important than its social conscience. A bill that seeks to enforce a government pledge to spend 0.7 percent of UK GDP annually on foreign aid was debated in the House of Lords on Friday. As Conservative MPs warned Britain’s armed forces are woefully underfunded, staunch opposition to the legislation was apparent. READ MORE: ‘We couldn’t cope’: UK would lose war against Russia – senior RAF officers In a bid to curb the scope of t...

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