Britain already throws money at defence. Ignore this Russian red herring | Simon Jenkins

The fearmongering over cyber-warfare with Russia isn’t about actual threat, it’s about vanity, history and MoD greed

The Russians are coming. The terrorists are at the door. Feel afraid, feel very afraid. Give us the money.

Every year at budget time, the defence lobby waves shrouds and howls blue murder. With yet another defence review in the offing, the army fears it will lose thousands of soldiers, while the navy and the Royal Air Force fear the (long overdue) merger of the paratroop and marine brigades and the loss of more frigates.

Britain’s three services should long ago have merged into one

Related: UK warned that Russian threat requires increased defence spending

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Author : Simon Jenkins
Publish date : 22 January 2018 | 11:19 am
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