Defence Cuts

Trident has not stopped terrorism and it never will. Investing in our police forces, in early detection in tracking people who declare terrorist intents on social media is what will help resolve these threats.
Salami slicing. That phrase was used so often during the Labour Party conference earlier this week that, at one point, I wondered if I'd accidentally ended up at a cured meats festival. Sadly, that was not the case.
Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 16 January 2013... 1) BREAK UP THE BIG BANKS From the Guardian's splash
Why do we have them? Why for that matter do any of those nations have them? Why are some nations keen to spend fortunes on programmes developing these weapons - whilst their people go hungry? Because it means they are in that club - vanity.
It's time the government looked again at our Armed Forces. Not just with a view to saving money, but actually thinking about what we want them to do and if they are able to do it. The recent defence review was a sham. It didn't take a strategic view of our forces and didn't match them up with the roles we were asking of them.
A shake-up of Army bases to accommodate a speeded-up return of all troops from Germany will mean the disposal of seven sites
The Defence Secretary has told George Osborne the military cannot cope with any more cuts - so the welfare budget should
India has signalled it may buy a third tranche of UK-built Hawk aircraft for use by its version of the Red Arrows aerobatics
Aerospace firm Rolls-Royce has announced plans to shed nearly 400 jobs at one of its plants, a union has claimed. The firm
Defence cuts mean the armed forces are not able to exert as much influence on the world stage as ministers would like, the