During the Cold War being ‘strong on defence’ was a potent vote winner, and the money flowed accordingly.
Posts Tagged: Armed Forces
The President insists that he and the Prime Minister ‘like each other a lot’.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
Dom Morris: Further cuts to the navy’s amphibious capabilities would threaten the prospects of Global Britain
The Task Force dispatched in response to Hurricane Irma was a remarkable achievement. If the rumoured cuts go ahead, we will not be able to repeat it.
Williamson must ensure that our Armed Forces have enough troops, that the MoD gets them the equipment they need, and help drive reform in NATO.
WATCH: Mercer – “After Brexit there is an increased role for the Armed Forces, and we’ve got to fund it”
“We need to talk about as a party what we look like after Brexit, and I hope that veterans’ care and being a party of defence means something.”
Failing to help them transition to civilian life is not only a betrayal of those who serve, but a huge waste of their skills and expertise.
We have always been a maritime nation, and this major investment in the Royal Navy demonstrates our commitment to defending British interests.
Interview: May – No, we’re not proposing leaving the ECHR. For the moment, we will look “at what else we can do”
But she confirms that Britain is leaving the ECJ’s jurisdiction, and says that there is a very clear choice on Thursday – between “me and Jeremy Corbyn”.
Community Land Trusts and other schemes are making a positive difference around the country.
When elected I will donate half of my salary for the first year as Mayor to the Tynemouth Lido Pool Project. This will be part of an ambitious regeneration plan.
Nicholas Mazzei: The Korean crisis highlights a stark truth. Britain is completely unprepared for war.
Outcries over the loss of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq show that the British public is simply unwilling to see soldiers dying.
Tobias Ellwood, who battled today to save the life of a police officer – and whose life is tragically intertwined with terror
He tried to give a dying policeman mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and to stem blood loss by applying pressure to the wounds.
James Frayne: An armed forces visit. A trip to a new expanded port. How to make the best of Trump’s visit
The only way to make it will be to hold a small number of made-for-TV events that help tell a story that voters in provincial England will respond to.