David Cameron has not committed to 2% of UK GDP further than 2016.
The British electorate are going to be asked to swallow more austerity measures with tougher cuts than previously experienced.
If as usual there is money for weapons and helping keep that industry raking in huge sums of money but not the poor and vulnerable of the UK unrest is bound to follow. If this time the cuts hit into the heart of Tory voters expect a backlash.
The Tories may have a majority government but it is not a huge majority.
In order to win the 2015 election that party made promise after promise but would not explain where funding would come from.
As a veteran voter I fully expect that the Tories will simply do U Turns on many promises, delaying in some cases. Previous Tory governments such as Mrs Thatcher’s were experienced liars.
European leadership network - The Wales Pledge Revisited: A Preliminary Analysis of 2015 Budget Decisions in NATO Member States. At the summit in Wales in 2014:
‘Allies currently meeting the NATO guideline to spend a minimum of 2% of their Gross Do-mestic Product (GDP) on defence will aim to continue to do so..... Allies whose current pro-portion of GDP spent on defence is below this level will:
• Halt any decline in defence expenditure;
• Aim to increase defence expenditure in real terms as GDP grows;
• Aim to move towards the 2% guideline within a decade with a view to meeting their NATO Capability Targets and filling NATO’s capability shortfalls.’
That means David Cameron committed the UK to 2% of GDP. How come countries such as Germany can get away with less is any person's guess.
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