Defence Secretary Ben Wallace could resign if Jeremy Hunt scraps defence spending boost


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The UK's new chancellor has raised the possibility of ditching a key pledge by Liz Truss to boost defence spending - a move that would likely be a resigning matter for her defence secretary, Ben Wallace. Jeremy Hunt on Saturday refused to commit to lifting the amount of money spent on the armed forces to 3% of national income by 2030, as promised by the prime minister. He also said the Ministry of Defence, like all other departments, would have to make additional savings. Mr Wallace, one of the most experienced and well-regarded members of the embattled prime minister's cabinet,...