UK PM announces largest military investment since Cold War - International

21 Novembre, 2020, 12:24 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Britain to ban new petrol vehicles by 2030 and create 250 000 new jobs in green revolution

According to the BBC, the British Ministry of Defense's annual budget is around 40 billion pounds (about 53 billion dollars), so a 16.5 billion over four years is about a 10 percent yearly increase.

The Government has already slashed £2.9 billion off the foreign aid budget for the remainder of this year to avoid over-shooting the 0.7 per cent target.

Concerns have grown in recent months that the government is looking at ways to trim its commitments to overseas aid, partly because public finances have been strained by the costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

"The global situation is more perilous and more intensely competitive than at any time since the Cold War, and Britain must be true to our history and stand alongside our allies", he said.

The plan was also read as a calculated message to the new Biden administration, harmonising transatlantic priorities on defence after Johnson also put climate change front and centre of his post-pandemic rebuilding policy.

Now, however, Johnson is attempting to make his country a major player - not only politically, but militarily, too.

"France has the first but not the second, Germany the second but not the first".

Biden will meanwhile take power in late January, with allies hoping his presidency marks a more stable period for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after the tumult of the Trump years.

Is There a 2020 Thanksgiving Day Parade This Year?
Of course, even those, like watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ahead of the big feast, will look a bit different in 2020. Revelers makes their way down Sixth Avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Joe Manganiello Reveals New Look at Justice League’s Deathstroke
Prior to that, Wonder Woman 1984 will arrive on HBO Max on December 25, 2020 , the same day it opens in domestic theaters. Back in October we learned Manganiello is participating in reshoots for the Snyder Cut of Justice League .

Les scientifiques précisent la durée de l’immunité contre le Covid-19
L'activité neutralisante de ces différents anticorps a aussi été mesurée avec un test mesurant la capacité à bloquer le virus . Plusieurs études ont montré que les manifestations de la COVID-19 sont plus sévères chez les hommes que chez les femmes .

Christopher Miller, acting USA defence secretary in Trump's outgoing administration, welcomed the extra spending, saying it meant the United Kingdom military would "continue to be one of the finest fighting forces in the world".

This increase is funding puts the UK as the biggest military spender in Europe, and the second largest in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, only being beaten by the United States.

He further said this is UK's chance to transform their Armed Forces and increase its global influence.

Johnson said the increased spending reflected the need to upgrade military capabilities, including pioneering new technology with plans for a new space command and artificial intelligence agency.

The Space Command follows a similar United States force pushed by Trump and is meant to protect British satellites' critical role in modern life, from defence to communications.

A national cyberforce will be established alongside the new space command, which will be capable of launching its first rocket by 2022.

Johnson wouldn't say directly whether the government is set to abandon other financial commitments, but his comments appeared to signal a change in approach at the very least.

Conseillé:

  • Botham alongside Williams and Hardy in line for worldwide  debut

    Botham alongside Williams and Hardy in line for worldwide debut

    "Saturday is a huge opportunity for the players and for us as a squad looking ahead to the future and to RWC 2023", said Pivac. He is a player with a very big future, we believe. "He is good over the ball, he's strong and his technique is sound.
    Crown instructed to delay opening of new casino

    Crown instructed to delay opening of new casino

    Today's decision follows months of investigation into Crown's relationship with junket operators across its Melbourne and Perth casinos.
    BTS drops NEW 'Life Goes On' teaser ahead of 'BE' album launch

    BTS drops NEW 'Life Goes On' teaser ahead of 'BE' album launch

    Suga is known for his solo performances in K-Pop where he produces the maximum number of solo tracks in BTS as well. Min Yongi was born on 9 March 1993 in Daegu, South Korea and is the youngest child in the family.
  • RBI Working Group Suggests Converting NBFCs Into Banks, Other Sweeping Changes

    RBI Working Group Suggests Converting NBFCs Into Banks, Other Sweeping Changes

    The panel has also said the voting rights of any single non-promoter be limited to 15 per cent of the voting equity capital. The panel also suggested capping of banks' investment in any new or existing entity to 20%.
    La bande-annonce du film — Tom & Jerry

    La bande-annonce du film — Tom & Jerry

    Le film est réalisé par Tim Story et comptera aussi au casting Michael Peña ( Narcos ), Rob Delaney , Colin Jost et Ken Jeong . Prévu pour une sortie le 3 mars 2021, le long-métrage respecte les dessins des créateurs William Hanna et Joseph Barbera .
    Meghan Markle will ‘never dare come back to London

    Meghan Markle will ‘never dare come back to London

    The decision followed a hearing held in private, and Warby said the reason for the delay request should be kept confidential. The articles were published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper and on the MailOnline website in February 2019.
  • Dolly Parton helped pay for the COVID-19 vaccine

    Dolly Parton helped pay for the COVID-19 vaccine

    Half were given two doses of the vaccine , four weeks apart, while the rest had dummy injections. According to the Guardian , she stroked the check after her friend Dr.
    Tioga Reports 3 COVID Deaths, Passes 1K Case Mark

    Tioga Reports 3 COVID Deaths, Passes 1K Case Mark

    Twenty-nine patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, the same number as Wednesday. The seven-day positivity rate in unique individuals in Marshall County is up to 34.2 percent.

    PSG : Tuchel agacé par la seconde période

    Neymar , lui, sera sur le banc pour commencer la rencontre. Je pense que le troisième est valable. On perd un match de championnat.
  • OL : Garcia toujours pas décidé à tacler Koeman

    OL : Garcia toujours pas décidé à tacler Koeman

    Rudi Garcia n'apprécie pas Ronald Koeman déjà lorsque ce dernier était sélectionneur des Pays-Bas. Il a souffert d'une blessure qui revenait par vagues donc on a pris le temps de bien le soigner.
    'Wipeout' contestant dies after game show appearance

    'Wipeout' contestant dies after game show appearance

    A " Wipeout " contestant is dead after being hospitalized following a go at the obstacle course. They added that the medics on the scene were already using a defibrillator on the contestant.
    Northern Ireland out of Nations League after Norway forfeit Romania game

    Northern Ireland out of Nations League after Norway forfeit Romania game

    Baraclough's side have lost four of their five Nations League games this campaign, with their only point coming in a 1-1 draw against the Romanians.


Populaire

Britain may allow Christmas as Covid cases start to flatten
Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure to decide whether to ease lockdown measures over Christmas . Ministers vowed to strike a balance with the need to stop the virus running out of control.

Stranger Things Season 4 Adds Robert Englund & More
As Ballard grows exhausted of the brutality he witnesses on a daily basis, he may finally decide to take a stand. Other recurring characters joining the series include Sherman Augustus ( Into the Badlands ), who plays Lt.

COVID-19 reinfection unlikely for at least six months, study finds
Humans make SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies, CD4+ T cells , and CD8+ T cells in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The results were "consistent with Sars-CoV-2 re-exposure that did not lead to repeat symptoms", the study said.

Governor Gavin Newsom issues new stay at home order
California has averaged 60 daily deaths over the last week, pushing the state's overall toll above 18,500. The order will take effect at 10 PM Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 AM December 21.

Pfizer/BioNTech are first coronavirus vaccine makers to seek U.S. authorization
There are also similarly promising results from trials of another vaccine developed in Russian Federation , called Sputnik. The company also said the vaccine's efficacy was consistent "across age, gender, race and ethnicity demographics".

Four terrorists killed, 2 SOG men injured in Jammu encounter
In the initial phase of the gunfight, they said, two SOG personnel were injured who were later hospitalized. Singh also said that the truck driver is absconding and the police has launched a manhunt for him.

Max Ehrich Accuses Demi Lovato of "Exploiting" Their Breakup for "Clout"
Lovato, who hosted the award ceremony, talked about the whirlwind that 2020 has been for her so far. As for Ehrich, he's posted about their relationship drama many times on social media .

US drops drug trafficking case against former Mexican defence secretary
High-level talks ensued in recent weeks to allow Mexican authorities to try to prosecute the general, a U.S. official said. It also caused alarm within Mexico's military, which has played a crucial role in operations against drug cartels.

Spike Lee va réaliser une comédie musicale sur la découverte du Viagra
Pour ce nouveau projet, il travaillera avec les compositeurs Stew Steward et Heidi Rodewald . Son prochain film évoquera la création du célèbre médicament, connu sous le nom de viagra .

Bigg Boss 14 Preview
Since it was nearly 24 hours into the task, Bigg Boss stopped the task and asked Rahul to choose a victor among Kavita and Jasmin. Bigg Boss states that all four of them will have to sit inside huge boxes while the other contestants will try to remove them.