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Posts Tagged: Ministry of Defence
Duncan Simpson: Three tasks for Johnson. Cull quangos. End taxpayer-funded lobbying. And reform appointments.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
Security needs to become a responsibility of the nation, not just government’s professional forces.
Julian Brazier: So Downing Street wants to tackle defence procurement. Here are five ways in which it should change.
Talk of more competition can be naïve if the choice simply amounts to either buying from a national monopoly or making an off-the-shelf purchase from the USA.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Wallace declares that he is not setting out to be a popular Defence Secretary
The Defence Secretary confirmed that he has scrapped the zero-tolerance approach to drug-taking in the armed forces, and commanding officers now have discretion.
There is not only an overwhelming moral case for supporting ex-servicemen and women, but a strong political one too.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
Funds go to leasing expensive cars for managers – while more specialist care for our courageous servicemen and women should be made available.
Also: Ministry of Defence and Northern Irish Office clash over protecting ex-servicemen and police; and another bad week for Scottish Labour.
He is one of the few middle-ranking Ministers who, while others were fleeing for the hills, girded himself up – and went out to fight for May’s Brexit deal.
“Our adversaries are increasingly using cyber-attacks, subversion, and information operations to challenge us and the rules-based international order.”
“Defence will be pivotal in reinforcing Britain’s role as an outward-looking nation.” Williamson’s speech to the RUSI – full text
“If we are to live up to our global role then our armed forces must continue to be a lethal fighting force fully adapted to the demands of 21st-century warfare.”
A new book, White Flag?, tries to sound the alarm. Will anyone listen?
The Defence Secretary outlined a programme of national self-assertion from Ukraine to the South China Sea.
That is bigger than the size of Surrey. The MOD also holds “rights” to another half a million acres.