Rishi Sunak warns of ‘growing threats’ as he announces tens of billions of pounds in extra defence funding

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Rishi Sunak is to increase UK defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030 as he warns European allies that the continent is at a "turning point" in the face of the growing threats from Russia, Iran and China. Speaking alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the UK prime minister said he planned to steadily increase defence spending by the end of the decade, rising to 2.4% a year until 2027/28 - then hitting 2.5% by 2030/31. Funding will rise from £64.6bn in 2024 to £78.2bn in 2028, and then jump to £87bn in 2030/31. The government said the commitment...