PM seeks to raise pressure on EU with pledge of £92m for ‘sovereign’ navigation system

Britain cannot afford to be excluded from core development of the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system and will have to develop its own expensive “sovereign system” if the 27-country bloc does not change its mind, according to Theresa May.

The prime minister sought to up the ante by pledging to spend £92m on the initial scoping work for an alternative, unless Brussels allows the UK to be involved in security discussions and contract negotiations during the system’s creation.

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