There is no evidence for the figures, the bill being amended should be linked, and increasing spending when the TSR Government refuses to engage with defence removes the significance of this bill.
Aye. There is no doubt that these are troubling times... we have a duty to protect our citizens and with the passage of the recent motion it makes sense that this should be supported if we are ever to consider military action on a country.
Nay - I do not believe in an expansion of the military at a time where the deficit still exists as a major problem for this country.
Despite agreeing with the premises of this bill I would like to know how this will be funded?
If we did not spend a large part of our defence budget on Trident renewal then the issues about our conventional forces snd equipment would be much less. If we looked to be seeking a better relationship with the EU then we would have more GDP and tax income to spend.
Nay, I do not feel as if the defense budget needs to be increased, and if it does I do not understand the need for 2.5 percent rather than meeting NATO's targets set at 2 percent.
As the Conservatives are well aware I was a strong advocate and pushed for this while a member of the part and [shadow] SoS for defence.