Defence secretary would hold Truss to pledges, says source, as he flies off for security talks in Washington
The defence secretary, Ben Wallace, and one of his deputies, James Heappey, have indicated they are prepared to quit their jobs if Liz Truss does not honour her campaign pledge to spend 3% of GDP on defence by 2030.
The beleaguered prime minister’s commitment has appeared under threat following the surprise appointment of Jeremy Hunt as chancellor on Friday. Since then, Hunt has said no department would be immune from spending cuts.
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