Defence and security

Specialist counter-terrorism police officers are leading the investigation of the killing of Conservative MP, Sir David Amess who was stabbed to death at his constituency surgery on Friday (October 15). The 69-year-old father of five was attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex and died at the scene. A 25-year-old man was immediately arrested on suspicion of murder and...

MPs return to Commons to vent anger over Afghanistan as ‘Global...

MPs filled the House of Commons’ benches for the first time since March 2020, having been recalled from summer recess to debate the events in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. It was an historic day in many...

Johnson should ‘hang his head in shame’ says Major General, accusing the PM of...

Boris Johnson’s decision to go on holiday on Saturday, hours before the fall of Kabul, has been criticised as a “dereliction of duty” by a military commander who said...

Priti Patel fills vacant security minister role responsible for oversight of Covid fraud; Labour...

Home secretary Priti Patel’s permanent appointment as security minister “is a clear sign” the government has little concern for the safety of citizens, claims Labour. Patel fills the vacant security...

Mercer sacked after accusing PM of lacking ‘moral strength and courage’ to protect ex-soldiers

Veterans minister Johnny Mercer has been sacked after accusing Boris Johnson of lacking the “moral strength and courage” to keep a commitment to prevent ex-soldiers who served in Northern...

House of Lords rejects govt’s bid to limit war crimes prosecutions; Labour to question...

The House of Lords has handed the government a major defeat over their bid to limit the prosecution of war crimes and torture by British soldiers serving overseas. Peers, supported by former military chiefs and...

Johnson breaks election pledge with UK military cut backs – but PM gets another...

Boris Johnson has broken another election promise with today’s announcement of the five year defence review confirming cutbacks to the British army, navy and air force as the British military transforms into a “cyber...

Johnson’s Brexit Britain goes nuclear with measures ‘that’d make a dictator blush’

Boris Johnson has unveiled his blueprint to get Brexit-Britain “match-fit” for its future, laying out his government’s foreign policy to the very same chamber debating his alarming plans to curb democratic rights with a...

‘Humanity at tipping point’ warns Attenborough at UN Security Council session chaired by PM

Sir David Attenborough issued a stark warning to world leaders that humanity’s future is at a tipping point in an historic address to the UN Security Council. The nonagenarian broadcaster and environmentalist said “climate change...

NHS reform will give ministers more power; China bans BBC ‘fake news’

Matt Hancock’s blueprint to reform the NHS, better integrate social care and “do away with irksome bureaucracy” will also hand greater power over the NHS to ministers. Conservatives have broadly welcomed Hancock’s shakeup to the...