Britain out-spent

Britain out-spent on diplomacy by New Zealand, report finds

Press quote (The Telegraph)
03 November 2015

Charles Grant, director of the CER recently described the cuts as “madness” in a letter to The Telegraph, saying that the decision to keep to spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence should not disguise Britain fading from the international scene.

“There is no point in having capable armed forces if British diplomacy is weakened,” he wrote, “The ‘three Ds’ of defence, development and diplomacy need each other in order to be effective.”