Britons ‘face MORE tax rises’ to fund extra military spending

Ben Wallace is today cranking up demands for higher military spending to counter the threat from Russia, despite warnings it would mean higher taxes.

Economists said the Treasury could need to raise more revenue if it agrees to a demand from the Defence Secretary for £10billion extra funding. 

In a letter to Boris Johnson, Mr Wallace highlighted alarming gaps in capabilities such as a lack of drones, not enough pilots to fly multi-billion-pound stealth jets and a shortage of crew aboard Royal Navy nuclear submarines.

In a landmark speech at a RUSI conference today, Mr Wallace will argue…

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