The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
Major Robert Campbell faces investigation for the eighth time for the same allegation, despite being cleared time and time again. When will the Government halt this taxpayer funded bananza for human rights lawyers?
It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
During the Cold War being ‘strong on defence’ was a potent vote winner, and the money flowed accordingly.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.
Our plan seems to have been little more than to cobble together just enough kit to make us a Great Power on the cheap. That cannot continue.
The Defence Secretary made the remark in his first Commons outing in his new role.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
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.
Despite his best efforts progress has been derisory. It must be given priority if the housing crisis is to be eased.
The Prime Minister asked me to conduct a review of recruiting into the Armed Forces. My report is published this week.
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
The benefits of a secure, stable and loving family are are even more important for military personnel than for the rest of us.