08 May Launch: The Price of Freedom – a 3% GDP Target for Securing UK International Interests
On Wednesday May 23rd, John Baron MP is hosting an event in Parliament for the launch of the upcoming BFPG report.
“The Price of Freedom? A 3% GDP Target for Securing UK International Interests” discusses whether our current spending (around 2.75% of our GDP in 2016/2017) is sufficient to protect and promote our interests and values internationally at a time of unprecedented change in our international circumstances. A growing body of evidence suggests the UK is not investing enough to maintain its relative security, prosperity or influence in the face of growing international volatility. This paper raises some of the issues and explores how additional resourcing might be innovatively deployed to modernise and extend on the considerable capacity the UK benefits from in pursuit of our international interests.
Speaking on the day will be:
John Baron MP
Tom Cargill – Executive Director, BFPG
Fabian Hamilton MP – Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament
Tom Tugendhat MP – Chair, Foreign Affairs Select Committee
Baroness Julie Smith – Member, House of Lords International Relations Committee
George Freeman MP
Register your interest in attending this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be in touch shortly to confirm your place and provide more details