Thursday, September 16, 2021

Working with the USA and Australia to keep Britian and the world more safe and secure

The Prime Minister has announced a new security partnership with the US and Australia, making the world safer and generating jobs across every part of the United Kingdom.

  • The UK, Australia and US are natural allies – while we may be separated geographically, we share interests and values as leading democracies and strong believers in freedom. 
     
  • That is why the Prime Minister yesterday joined President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison to announce a new ‘AUKUS’ defence partnership, which will strengthen our security collaboration, foster deeper integration on defence science and technology, and see Australia draw on British and US expertise to help them acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. 
  • Obviously this latter point is good news for Cumbria as it may mean a boost to the BAE systems submarine industry in Barrow-in-Furness.
     
  • The new alliance will join us even more closely together with some of our oldest friends, help protect our people against new and emerging threats and create hundreds of skilled jobs across our Union as we continue to drive forward with levelling up.

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