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Prime Minister Starmer 'committed' to defence spending - but won't reveal timeline

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 10 Jul 2024, 9:06pm
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer gives a speech at the National Composites Centre at Bristol and Bath Science Park in Bristol, England, Thursday Jan. 4, 2024. Photo / AP
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer gives a speech at the National Composites Centre at Bristol and Bath Science Park in Bristol, England, Thursday Jan. 4, 2024. Photo / AP

Prime Minister Starmer 'committed' to defence spending - but won't reveal timeline

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 10 Jul 2024, 9:06pm

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer has said the UK has a 'cast iron commitment' to spending 2.5 percent of national income on defence - but won't attach a timeline to that promise.

Starmer has travelled to Washington for NATO's annual summit days after he won the general election.

UK correspondent Gavin Grey says there's concern a proposed review could delay these plans.

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