CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK DEFENCE SHOULD BE SPARED FROM PUBLIC SPENDING CUTS?

LUKE PROCTOR | AON
“Yes – this is essential if we are to retain our international presence and sovereignty. Defence along with healthcare and international aid are the key priorities and should definitely be relieved of further funding pressures.”

EDD LANE | CREDIT SUISSE
“All areas of government spending need to be examined, and defence can be no exception. It is vital we maintain our national security, there is no more important budget, but it does not mean we should be a world policeman.”

KAVEH RAHBARY | MARIANA CAPITAL MARKETS
“I do not see why defence should not be subjected to cuts like the rest of our front line priorities. It is clearly a tough environment with a largely shrunken pool of funds available across the economy to service our needs.”