UK defense spending must be raised by 3% - minister

United Kingdom transport minister Grant Shapps, also running for the country's next prime minister, stated in an article for The Times that the British defense spending must be raised to 3% of the total gross domestic product (GDP), SİA reports citing Teletrader.

"As prime minister, I will raise defense spending to 3% of GDP, in contrast to the Nato-recommended minimum of 2%," Shapps underlined.

Yesterday, the UK's Conservative Private Members' Committee Chairman Graham Brady announced after the meeting of the 1922 Committee, that the United Kingdom will most likely have a new prime minister by September 5.

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