Watch: Ben Wallace says increased defence budget needed for Putin’s ‘aggressive’ actions

Watch: Ben Wallace says increased defence budget needed for Putin’s ‘aggressive’ actions

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said the “very aggressive” actions of Vladimir Putin underlined the need for an increased defence budget.

On a visit to Appledore, Devon, he told reporters: “I’m the Defence Secretary, of course I believe that defence budgets should continue to grow and be invested in.

“It’s incredibly important. We live in a much more insecure and anxious world than I can remember in my lifetime.