Britain Under Pressure from Trump Administration to Boost Defence Spending After NATO Comments

The United Kingdom government is coming under pressure to increase defence spending from the United States, in revelations that come days after President Donald J. Trump vented frustration over the NATO military alliance and Trump Ambassador Rick Grenell revealed that moving European nations to contribute more to their own defence was a key priority for the administration.

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UK Govt Prepares For Tax on Disposable Plastics — While 95 Per Cent of Pollution Comes From Asia, Africa

Britain’s embattled Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is expected to announce a punitive anti-plastic tax or levy on disposable items in the Autumn budget in an effort to tackle ocean pollution, but the measure comes shortly after news that Britain — and the Western world — is only responsible for a tiny fraction of the world’s plastic waste.

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