PM's vision for UK in 2030 unveiled in major defence review

Boris Johnson today outlined his vision for Britain in 2030 in the largest defense policy review of Britain since the end of the Cold War.

The integrated security, defense, development and foreign policy review released today will serve as a blueprint for the armed forces and foreign policy for the next decade.

It includes “The Prime Minister’s Vision for Britain in 2030” and says:

  • The UK will be a beacon of democratic sovereignty and one of the most influential countries in the world
  • The Union will be safer and more successful
  • Britain will have done better back from COVID-19

  • Will fulfill the responsibility attached to our position as a permanent member of the UN Security Council

  • Will be at the heart of a network of like-minded countries and flexible groups committed to protecting human rights and upholding global norms

  • Will continue to be the leading European ally within NATO

  • Will continue to lead the world’s advanced economies in green technology and be firmly on the path to achieving global net carbon free emissions

The integrated review states: “The UK will be a beacon of democratic sovereignty and one of the most influential countries in the world, addressing the issues that matter most to our citizens through our actions at home and abroad.”

“Our Union will be safer and more prosperous, with the benefits of growth and opportunity shared by all of our citizens, no matter where they live in Britain.

“We will make better use of COVID-19, with a strong economic recovery and greater national resilience to threats and dangers in the physical and digital world.

“We will be better equipped for a more competitive world – by protecting our democratic institutions and economies from government threats, terrorists and organized crime groups, while leveraging innovations in science and technology to increase our national prosperity and strategic advantage.”

“Britain will fulfill the responsibility attached to our position as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. We will play a more active role in maintaining an international order in which open societies and economies continue to flourish and the benefits of prosperity shared through Free trade and global growth.

“We will sit at the heart of a network of like-minded countries and flexible groups working to protect human rights and uphold global norms. Our influence will be enhanced by stronger alliances and broader partnerships – no more valuable to British citizens than our relationship.” with the United States.

“We will continue to be the leading European ally within NATO and strengthen the alliance by jointly fighting threats and using our resources for collective security in the Euro-Atlantic region. As a European nation, we will have constructive and productive relationships with our neighbors in maintain NATO. ” the European Union, based on mutual respect for the sovereignty and freedom of Great Britain to do things differently economically and politically where it suits our interests.

“By 2030, we will be looking deeply into the Indo-Pacific as the European partner with the broadest and most integrated presence in support of mutually beneficial trade, security and values.

“We will be active in Africa, especially East Africa, and with key partners like Nigeria. And we will have thriving Middle East and Gulf relationships based on trade, green innovation and scientific and technological collaboration to create a more resilient region, which is increasingly taking care of its own safety on its own.

“Through 2030, the UK will continue to lead the world’s advanced economies in green technology as part of our broader international leadership in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

“We will be firmly on the path to zero net global carbon emissions after reducing our own national emissions by at least 68% compared to 1990. We will also protect at least 30% of our land and oceans in order to.” to support recovery. ” from nature.

“We are recognized as a science and technology superpower that remains at least third in the world in relevant performance measurements for scientific research and innovation and has gained a lead in critical areas such as artificial intelligence.”

“We will be at the forefront of global regulation of technology, cyber, digital and data – to protect our own and other democracies and to strengthen the UK’s status as a global hub for services, digital and data, and trade and employment opportunities for the UK USA to maximize. ” British. The UK will be a magnet for international innovation and talent, attracting the best and brightest from overseas through our points-based immigration system. Every part of the UK will enjoy the benefits of long-term investment in research and development, education and our cultural institutions.

“The UK will continue to be known for its leadership in security, diplomacy and development, conflict resolution and poverty reduction. Our collaboration is valued worldwide and we will be a model of an integrated approach to addressing global challenges and integrating our challenges.” Resources for maximum impact.

“As a maritime trading nation, we will be a global advocate of free and fair trade. We will continue to ensure that the openness of our economy – to the free flow of trade, capital, data, innovation and ideas – is beneficial to ourselves and ours Allies from corruption, manipulation, exploitation or theft of our intellectual property.

“Our diplomatic service, our armed forces, and the security and intelligence services in the world will be the most innovative and effective for their size. They can protect our citizens at home and support our allies and partners around the world. They will be characterized by agility and speed.” of action and digital inclusion – with a greater focus on engaging, training and supporting others.

“We will remain a nuclear-armed force with global reach and integrated military capabilities in all five operational areas. We will have a dynamic space program and be one of the world’s leading democratic cyberpowers. Our diplomacy is underestimated by credibility.” our deterrence and our ability to project power. “

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