Conservative To Increase Defence Spending; While Labour Proposes Scrap To Tuition Fees

By Abdul Tukur

Michael Fallon has said that the Conservative party will spend at least two percent of GDP (Gross domestic product) on defence.

The manifesto pledge would mean that if Theresa May wins the election in June, defence spending will increase at least .5% above inflation.

Ahead of the June 8 election, the bank of England has downgraded it growth forecast.

GDP growth more than halved in the first quarter of 2017 to 0.3 per cent, down from 0.7 per cent in the final quarter of 2016,

Despite harsh cuts by the Conservative, the debt and deficit remains high.  Hence, questions have been asked by social media users as to how Mr Fallon hopes to get the extra money.


Today’s announcement, made by the defence Secretary comes after a draft version of the Labour party manifesto showing that it would scrap tuition fees for university student, was leaked.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party has put the NHS in the heart of his campaign. He promised to abolish parking charges.


Funding for the NHS has reduced. Labour party says the failure to fund it has made resulted in a high rise in waiting list.



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