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Sunak Puts U.K. Military Industry ‘On a War Footing’ To Oppose ‘an Axis of Authoritarian States’

April 24, 2024 (EIRNS)—U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in a speech delivered in Warsaw yesterday, identified Russia, Iran, China and North Korea as the enemies against which British values must be defended. He described those four countries as “an axis of authoritarian states with different values to ours” which are getting “increasingly assertive.”

“So the new assertiveness of these authoritarian states far from our shores must concern us. Because they are increasingly acting together against the fundamental values that we all hold dear: democracy, freedom, and the rule of law,” he proclaimed.

So, in response to this new assertiveness by these allegedly authoritarian powers, Sunak announced “the biggest strengthening of our national defense for a generation.” This will see U.K. military spending rise to 2.5% of GDP by 2030, which will add £75 billion to the U.K.’s war budget. Sunak promised that this growth in military spending will be “fully funded,” that is, without any new borrowing.

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