David Cameron is going to take new step to keep his country safe. He decides that Britain’s spies, police and Armed Forces are to be given an extra £15billion to fight terrorists, it was revealed yesterday.
David Cameron insisted the UK must prepare against new threats from Islamic State following the Paris massacres.
New funding for counter-terrorism and the Armed Forces was unveiled ahead of today’s security and defence reviews and Wednesday’s Autumn Statement. Chancellor George Osborne yesterday announced a £3.4billion, 30 per cent, increase in counter-terrorism funding up to 2020, taking total spending to £15.1billion.
The Prime Minister said: “Our priorities are to deter state-based threats, tackle terrorism, remain a world leader in cyber-security and ensure we have the capability to respond rapidly to crises as they emerge.”