That means defending NATO from encroachment by an EU army, and supporting Central and Eastern European countries in staying out of the Euro.
Not only are we helping the Kingdom achieve important domestic reforms, it gives us a platform to project our influence in this vital region.
And we will have one for Hammond, for what it’s worth, if the armed forces are refused further cash that they need.
The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
The Defence Secretary made the remark in his first Commons outing in his new role.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
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.
Gavin Williamson is gifted, well-connected, successful – and not devoid of ambition. His former deputy is now Chief Whip. This is a controversial appointment.
“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.”
The deal won’t stop Iran’s nuclear programme for good, but it is still better than alternative, military means of non-proliferation.
The Defence Secretary calls on the Labour leader to reject his youth wing’s position.
“A society that does not judge you for where you come from or your background or how you live your life provided you do no harm to others that is the syncretic genius of our country.”
“Of course sometimes the exchanges are tough, but that is to be expected…because the prizes for success are enormous. As are the consequences of failure.”
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.