Defence and security

The government has called in the military to test essential workers for coronavirus in a bid to hit their 100,000 tests a day target by Thursday. Military mobile units are already operating in some of the UK’s “hard to reach” areas, with plans to expand the number to “at least 96 new pop-up facilities” travelling to care homes, prisons, police...

Government sees off Tory backbench revolt on Huawei – for now

Boris Johnson has avoided his first Commons defeat after Conservative backbenchers rebelled against their government’s decision to allow Huawei a role in the UK’s 5G network. The prime minister’s 80 strong majority was cut to just 24 as 38 Tory...

London terror attack – PM promises ‘fundamental changes’

Boris Johnson has promised “fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offences” following the latest terror attack on London’s streets by a known and...

‘High risk vendor’ Huawei gets role in UK’s 5G network

The government’s decision to permit Huawei to build part of the UK’s 5G network has been immediately attacked as a major security risk. Politicians in the UK have been joined...

‘Madness’ to let Huawei provide UK’s 5G – PM asks ‘what’s the alternative?’

The prime minister has asked “what's the alternative?” after the UK government was warned by the US it would be “madness” to let Huawei develop the nation’s 5G network. Boris...

PM ‘sunning himself, drinking martinis’ as UK takes ‘major lurch towards war’ with Iran

The prime minister has been criticised for his “deafening silence” following the assassination of Iran’s top general Qassem Suleimani by the United States that has seen the West take a ‘major lurch towards war’. The...

Government’s ‘cynical timing’ of £4bn sale of UK defence company ‘to avoid scrutiny’

The government has been accused of “cynically timing” the announcement of the £4 billion sale of a UK defence and aerospace company to a US private equity firm “to avoid scrutiny”. The deal had been...

Tories fear Trump visit could cost PM election

Donald Trump arrives in London tonight (Monday) and senior Tories are alarmed the visit could turn into “a train wreck” for Boris Johnson with just ten days left before the general election. The US president...

PM criticised for making political mileage from London terror attack

Boris Johnson has been criticised for trying to make "political mileage" from the attack in London that saw a known and convicted tag-wearing terrorist kill two people in the capital. Usman Khan, 28, stabbed a...

Facebook gives cameras to Met Police firearms teams to prevent live streaming of terror...

Facebook will give the Metropolitan Police cameras for their firearms teams in a bid to stop mass shootings and terror attacks being live-streamed. Scotland Yard said armed police will wear the company's cameras during training...