The security of our nation comes first. We will protect the British people at home and abroad, and also ensure that the democratic rights of people in Gibraltar, the Falklands and all our overseas territories are protected.
We will continue to exceed the NATO target of spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence and increase the budget by at least 0.5 per cent above inflation every year of the new Parliament.
We will modernise the equipment and improve the capability of our world-class Armed Forces and intelligence agencies, investing in training and equipment while maintaining our Trident nuclear deterrent.
We will adapt to new threats, investing more in cybersecurity and setting up the UK’s first Space Command.
We will stand against terrorism and extremism around the world.
And as we do all this, we will support our people with a comprehensive package including guaranteed public sector job interviews for veterans, wraparound childcare for Forces families, reducing National Insurance Contributions for employers if they employ veterans, introducing a veterans’ railcard and protecting veterans from vexatious litigation.
From helping to end the slave trade to tackling modern slavery, the UK has long been a beacon of freedom and human rights – and we will continue to be so. We are proud of our peace-building and humanitarian efforts around the world, particularly in war-torn or divided societies, and of our record in helping to reduce global poverty.
Learn more about our plans for defence and security, and to project our values here: https://vote.conservatives.com/our-plan
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