British defence minister resigns

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LONDON (Reuters): British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace confirmed his resignation as defence minister on Thursday.

In a letter to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Wallace offered his continued support for the government, while warning the prime minister not to see defence as a “discretionary spend”.
Wallace helped lead Britain’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Last month he announced that wanted to step down after four years in the role and would quit as a lawmaker at the next national election to pursue new opportunities.

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