TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to announcement of an increase in defence spending


For immediate release


Responding to reports that the prime minister is set to announce an increase in defence spending, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:


“In a time of escalating global threats, taxpayers will appreciate the need for a boost to the UK’s military capabilities.


“But the ministry of defence’s recent record doesn’t inspire optimism that extra funding will be used as efficiently and effectively as the public expects.


“Ministers must ensure that extra cash doesn’t simply go towards plugging the black hole in the defence budget, and that there is a genuine focus on using both existing and new money more responsibly.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:


Elliot Keck

Head of Campaigns, TaxPayers' Alliance

[email protected]

24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


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