The Prime Minister has announced a £1.1 billion investment in the military to tackle new threats to national security.
According to the Telegraph, David Cameron will say that spending on “intelligence and surveillance” equipment, such as drones, is a “national necessity” and warned that Britain faces changing threats in the form of global terrorism and unseen cyber criminals who can target the country from abroad.
“There are those who believe we would be safer if we fundamentally retreated from the world. They see new warships and military investment and imagine a Government bent on foreign adventurism. But the plain fact is that in the 21st century, you cannot defend the realm from the white cliffs of Dover,” he said. “Terrorist plots hatched thousands of miles away threaten to cause harm on our streets. When fragile and lawless states fracture, migration flows can affect us right here.”