Defence Secretary

'Ukip Could Take Lib Dems Place In Election Debates'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip could take the Liberal Democrats' place in the next general election leaders' debates, Liam Fox has suggested. David Cameron has previously di...

Barrack Closures Will Save Millions, Insists Hammond

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

A shake-up of Army bases to accommodate a speeded-up return of all troops from Germany will mean the disposal of seven sites across the country, it ha...

'Let Them Eat Cake... But Only If They Pay For Healthcare'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP has said those who dabble daily with doughnuts should get their just desserts and pay for treatment before soaring costs bankrupt th...

330 Jobs To Go At BAE Tank Factory That Serviced WWI

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

Defence giant BAE Systems is planning to axe more than 600 jobs and close a historic factory which made tanks during the First World War. The firm ...

British Business Bosses Are 'Whingeing', Hammond Er, Whinges

PA | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

A Cabinet minister hit out at big company bosses accusing them of "whingeing" and refusing to invest in jobs and the British economy. Defence Secre...

UK Warns Iran Not To Block Shipping Lanes After Nuclear Sanctions

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond is to warn Iran that any attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane, would be "illegal and unsuccessful" and would be...

Philip Hammond To Replace Liam Fox As Defence Secretary

Huffington Post UK | DIna Rickman | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond will replace Liam Fox as defence secretary after Fox's resignation on Friday afternoon. Treasury minister Justine Greening will now ...

PHOTOS: Journalists Scramble To Get Most Cunning Headline For Fox Affair

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse And Cosima Ungaro | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

Journalists have been busy coming up with clever headlines for stories on defence secretary Liam Fox's friendship with Adam Werritty. However it is...

Chris Huhne Defends Liam Fox Against 'Trial By Media'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Politics

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has defended his colleague Defence Secretary Liam Fox from what he called a "trial by media". Fox is under investigati...

Liam Fox Facing Fresh Questions Over Best Man Werrity

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has jetted into Libya as allegations over his working relationship with a former flatmate continued to surface back home. ...

Army Faces 20,000 Troops Reduction

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Defence Secretary Liam Fox is to set out his vision for a "build-up" of reserve soldiers which could see a reduction in the size ...