This fiscal rule would leave governments free to borrow for infrastructure investments – but day-to-day spending would be paid through your and my taxes.
Posts Tagged: Defence
Forget delusions of grandeur, memories of empire, or fantasies of running an EU superstate – let’s focus on setting a good example.
Daniel Hamilton: Ten years on from Putin’s invasion of Georgia, the West must learn the lesson of its failure
The 2008 war was an illustration of the serious threat the Kremlin posed. It went unheeded, and so Russia has repeated the trick.
The twenty-first century Division will have more strings to its bow than simply armoured vehicles, strike brigades, and air assault capabilities.
The thirteenth extract from the fullest draft of the proposals that were put together by the Department for Exiting the European Union.
DfID and the MoD are most effective when they work together, not when they fight one another for resources.
Philip Dunne: Defence helps boost our prosperity. Here are my recommendations to grow its contribution.
The MoD should use the opportunity of Brexit to reflect on whether EU competition rules should continue to apply to procurement.
Garvan Walshe: Next week’s NATO summit will be a crucial test of the Trump Doctrine: pay up, or you’re on your own.
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
The ‘special relationship’ is under strain on several fronts, but the President remains one of the strongest and most important international supporters of Brexit.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
Should Williamson get the defence spending rise he wants? Plus: introducing Next Tory Leader run-offs. Our monthly survey is out.
We have put Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson up against each other to get the view of our members’ panel.
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
It is rare to hear the defence establishment talking plainly about the need to protect Britain against external threats.
“I can break her” – Williamson’s war for defence spending intensifies, and targets the Prime Minister
What is the Defence Secretary up to? Why now? And is the extraordinary threat he is reported to have made true?
“We will continue to be a leading member of NATO, we will continue to be a leading defence nation, and we will continue to contribute in a whole variety of ways across nuclear, cyber, and conventional capabilities.”