Britain has a moral responsibility to do something in Libya, having played a key role in creating the dangerous vacuum that is swallowing the country today.
Posts Tagged: Ben Wallace MP
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
WATCH: The Defence Secretary on the EU and vaccines. “The commission knows deep down the world is watching.”
“It would damage the EU’s reputation globally should they renege on” their obligations.
The Defence Secretary hits back at the idea of the UK not doing enough. “Trade is a lever. It helps us help change behaviours of countries.”
James Sunderland: The Integrated Review. To project power in the world, we musn’t skimp on support arms and force protection
And if that projection is to be effective, we will need to invest in our operating bases – and not just at traditional sites.
Fiyaz Mughal: Britain must honour its obligations to Afghan translators who served with our soldiers
The Defence Secretary has done the right thing by extending support to those no longer serving, but that needs to be followed with action.
Our Cabinet League Table. Truss is still top, Johnson is up again – and Kwarteng comes straight in at fourth.
The Brexit deal bounce in our final survey of last year has left little room for a vaccine bounce in the first survey of this one.
The Government should engage local authorities and the 10,000 military personnel held at high readiness to provide increased resilience.
Profile: Ben Wallace, one of Johnson’s Long Marchers, and a traditional but also irreverent Defence Secretary
Here is a politician educated at Sandhurst and on active service with the Scots Guards in Northern Ireland, not by reading PPE at Oxford.
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.
Johnson is up to ninth from fifth from bottom, Gove jumps up to near the top quarter, Hancock is clearer from the relegation zone – and Truss stays top.
Wallace is well up, Gove down, and Patel much the same in the wake of that bullying report – and Johnson and Hancock just outside negative ratings.
America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.