BRITAIN is propping up Europe’s defence after it emerged other EU states short-changed NATO by an eye-watering £338 billion over the last five years.
A new report reveals the UK now accounts for almost a third of all defence spending across the EU.
Shelling out £214 billion since 2012, Britain remains just one of five out of 28 alliance members to meet its key 2% of GDP annual target.
The research by the Henry Jackson Society think tank reveals just how dependent the rest of the continent is on Britain.
Academics last night said it will boost Theresa May’s hand during Brexit negotiations, which will include a security treaty.
It emerged that Germany underspent the most, with the Berlin government falling short of its NATO spending target by 39%, or £106 billion.
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