Posted on March 28, 2018
Theresa May said “every capability” would be used against increasing threats on national security. The review was completed before the Salisbury attack on a Russian ex-spy. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with a nerve agent in the Wiltshire city three weeks ago. The UK, US and many EU leaders agree it was highly likely Russia was behind the poisoning, but Russia denies any involvement. Announcing the strategy, Mrs May said the “reckless act of aggression” and last year’s terror attacks in London and Manchester showed the need for tougher and multi-faceted action. “These people should be in no doubt that we will use every capability at our disposal to defeat them.” Financial, cultural and diplomatic resources from Whitehall departments will be used to help boost security.