‘Votes in Defence’ (VinD) is an a-political community of interest based around a core group of engaged individuals and a wider affiliated network of experts and cross-sector interests, which seeks to ensure adequate resources and a coherent, sustainable strategy for the Defence of the United Kingdom. Its primary area of activity will to influence political opinion and decision-making at the national and, where appropriate, international levels.
The aim of VinD is to ensure adequate UK resource provision for Defence at or above 2 per cent of GDP, sufficient to deter and defeat threats to the UK and its legitimate interests.
Its two-fold mission is:
- Initially, to influence political decisions about resource provision for Defence in the run-up to the 2015 General Election and continue to act as a powerful influence in the political and public space after the General Election, especially during the preparation of any subsequent Strategic Defence and Security Review.
- Afterwards, to continue as a community and pressure group to ensure appropriate and sustained provision for Defence in the future, based on the security needs and interests of the UK.
Who we are?
We are a community of concerned and engaged citizens of the United Kingdom who represent all sectors of British life, who wish to ensure that elected politicians exercise their prime duty of providing sufficient, appropriate resources to deter and defeat threats to the UK and its interests.