Stop international aid, boost defence spending says former MoD minister


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After being shuffled out of the MoD and handed a knighthood by David Cameron, former Defence Minister Gerald Howarth has called for the coalition government to spend more on defence and instead sacrifice other avenues of expenditure, such as overseas aid, to tackle the deficit. "My message to the prime minister and the cabinet is to give defence a higher priority at the moment," Howarth told the BBC following his letter to the Prime Minister. According to a Public Accounts Committee report...
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