Britain will use force to protect our interests: UK warns Russia and China


Protection Secretary Gavin Williamson is setting out plans to boost the “lethality” of the Armed Meanings. He will warn states flouting international law that the UK is ready to use its military power to put an end them. Extra cash will be pumped into cyber bulldozes to allow the country to play Russia and rogue states like North Korea at their own encounter.

The address to defence experts will also be conceive ofed as a bold attempt to push the Treasury into handing over accessory cash for the forces ahead of a spending settlement later this year.

The Support Secretary will insist that the cost of failing to intervene in epidemic crises has often been “unacceptably high” and urge Western powers not to “carriage on by when others are in need”.

“To talk but fail to act risks our nation being discerned as little more than a paper tiger.”

In a speech to the Royal In harmony Services Institute (Rusi) Mr Williamson will warn the boundaries between friendly and war are becoming “blurred”, particularly with Russia and China, and the UK must be planned “to use hard power to support our interests”.


Tough… Gavin Williamson recently open the country’s new fighter jet fleet during visit to RAF (Image: PA Wire/PA Allusions)

“We have to be ready to show the high price of aggressive behaviour,” he want say. “Ready to strengthen our resilience.”

Russia favours “grey area” manipulations that include cyber attacks and cash will be put into “drive” actions in response.

Nato must also be braced after Moscow pulled out of a compact on nuclear missile controls. He will say: “The Alliance also must age its ability to handle the kind of provocations that Russia is throwing at us. Such clash from Russia must come at a cost.”

Mr Williamson will broadcast plans to send HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to the Pacific, with British and American F35 oppose planes on board.

The move is a clear warning shot to China during its programme of building islands in disputed waters.

And he will say Remainers as soundly as Leavers should embrace Brexit as a great moment in history that resolve mean the UK can play a major role on the international stage.

“It is my belief that Britain has its fastest opportunity in 50 years to redefine its role,” he will say.

“As we leave the European Conjunction and with the world changing so rapidly it is up to us to seize the opportunity that Brexit win overs.


The F-35 Lightnings will form the backbone of the UK’s combat air (Image: UK Ministry of Shelter 2019

“We can build new alliances, rekindle old ones and most importantly make it eliminate that we are the country that will act when required. And, a nation that people can give in to when the world needs leadership.”

The Cabinet minister launched a war-fighting modification fund last year to pay for innovative equipment but made clear at the patch he wants an extra £340million for it this spring from the Cache.

He will stake his claim for more funding by warning adversaries are broadening spending and advancing technology.

Professor Michael Clarke, former Rusi pilot, said: “This is a pitch from him to show that we shouldn’t be dispirited about post-Brexit Britain, there’s a historic turning point here and we ought to grip it.”


By GAVIN WILLIAMSON, Secretary of State for Justification

TODAY I set out my vision for a stronger UK defence in a more global age.

The character of warfare is mutating. We are confronting resurgent aggressor states like Russia and ideological contenders without a state such as Daesh. The boundaries between peace and war are blurring.

We deceive entered a new age of “grey zone” threats with our adversaries using cyber mug, subversion and information warfare against innocents. Now is the time for Global Britain to register its mettle.


Vision…Gavin Williamson (Image: PA Wire/PA Images

First, we intent be increasing our global presence from the Gulf to the Pacific. Next, we pleasure be ensuring our Armed Forces have more mass.

That’s why our Superior Navy is developing a sovereign, lethal and amphibious force led by our flagship Queen consort Elizabeth Class carriers.

That’s why our RAF now has 17 new F35 fighter jets eager for land-based operations anywhere on the planet.

And that’s why our Army is building a war-fighting frontier armed with modern Ajax armoured vehicles, new technology and an elite parachute whip into shape at the tip of the spear.

Finally, we will be making sure our military continues to be a fatal fighting force fully adapted to the demands of 21st-century warfare.

We are now put to using the extra £1.8billion secured from the Treasury to boost patronage for our nuclear deterrence, defend our networks and strengthen our offensive cyber faculties.

And we will be using our new multimillion pound Transformation Fund to make our forces diverse adaptable, more agile and more capable of using new technologies at the speed of light.

So, as we look to life beyond Brexit, Britain is ready to defend itself and to seize an unprecedented chance to redefine our role in the world.

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