In expert’s opinion, the reason for the struggle over the military budget is also linked to the fact that underfunding in this area “is currently estimated to be worth 20 billion pounds.”
But not all officials support such a vector, given by the military and the Prime Minister. “Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, supports the idea not to increase expenses on the military, because the British budget is already going to pieces and the economic conditions after the Brexit will change significantly,” A.Vilovatykh said.
According to her, the British interpret the statements of generals and the British authorities about Russia with humor and skepticism. “They don't believe these statements. After some time, the British society will start to wake up and realize that there is no real threat from Russia,” the analyst concluded.