Defence Spending

The Best Way to Honour the Dead is to Resist War

Symon Hill | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Symon Hill

So let's follow George Evans' example. Let's remember all the victims of war, military and civilian, of all nationalities. And let's honour them in the best way we can: by working to prevent war, and to resist militarism, in the present and the future.

PM Wants Increased Defence Spending On Special Forces To Combat ISIS

PA | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

Extra money should be spent on the SAS and drones to combat the threat of Islamic State (IS) terrorists, David Cameron has told defence chiefs.The Pri...

'We Are The Party Of Defence' Farage Insists As Ukip Support Wavers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage said he would push the Tories to spend "substantially" more than 2% of GDP on the armed forces as he prepared to unveil a manifesto showi...

Only France Can Stop Its Dodgy Arms Deal With Russia

Luke Coffey | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

France has made it clear that it is not cancelling the €1.2 billion deal to sell two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to the Russians.

Armed Forces 'Facing £11Bn In Cuts'

PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

The armed forces could be forced to find cuts of £11 billion over the next decade as a result of chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending rev...

Trident: The Times Have Changed Says Des Browne

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

Many people from across the political spectrum are opening their minds to a reconsideration of Britain's strategic and security needs.

Ministry of Defence Basking in Some Good News for Once

Peter Luff | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

I hope I may be excused feeling a little smug today - the chickens are coming home to roost in precisely the way I hoped they would. Two successive reports from the government's financial watchdog, the NAO, have effectively endorsed the very difficult decisions we took while I was at MoD.

Veterans Deserve Better

Leanne Wood | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

We need to do far more in identifying problems earlier such as ensuring mandatory mental health assessments as part of the discharge process and funding specialist support workers for veterans. They deserve better than relying on volunteers shaking buckets in Cardiff Airport at 5am.

Forget the Flip-Flopping, it's Romney's Nationalism That Worries Me

Justin Cash | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

The values that he holds are so overtly American that there seems little leeway for consensus, even with Democrats. He's moved to the right of his moderate Massachusetts governing since entering the election race, sure, but it appears his Americo-centrism has ballooned also.

Britain's Conservative Majority has a True Friend in Mitt Romney

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As London literally warms up for the greatest show on earth, Governor Mitt Romney will meet Prime Minister David Cameron amidst last minute preparations for the Olympics Romney himself led ten short years ago.

Alarm Over Aircraft Carrier Programme

Olivia Williams | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

The National Audit Office today released a report evaluating the changes to the aircraft carrier and associated Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft pr...