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Increase UK defence budget

Submitted by Peter Fleming on Monday 5th October 2020

Published on Monday 12th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 12th April 2021

Current Signatures: 22
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Armed Forces ~ Budget ~ construction ~ Defence ~ Elizabeth ~ Freedom ~ Government ~ Grant ~ It ~ Prince ~ Queen ~ Queen Elizabeth ~ The Government ~ The USA ~ Trade ~ trade negotiations ~ UK ~ US ~ USA ~ Wales

Petition Action

Increase UK defence budget

Petition Details

We want the Government to increase the UK's defence budget to at least £70 billion from the current £41 billion.

Additional Information

We have been neglecting our armed forces for too long. The recent construction of HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales showed potential but we can't even afford to give it our own escort and instead rely on other nations to do so.

Giving our armed forces a larger budget to work with will increase our leverage in trade negotiations, grant our leaders more freedom to make desicions, allow us to protect vital trade routes and not rely on other countries, such as the USA, for defence.


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