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Mounting domestic pressures and tight budgets mean defence is likely doomed to always look like an easy cut when election time draws near.
Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to adopt firm defence and security positions without alienating the more insular Trump-influenced base.
The Prime Minister says it’s important the UK “takes steps to protect” itself.
Further measures included an additional “£20m uplift” to the BBC World Service over the next two years, “protecting all 42 World Service language services.”
Simon Fell MP, Malcolm Chalmers of RUSI, Mark Wallace, and Donna Gavin, an ex-British Army Digital Officer, address our event yesterday.
The Secretary of State delivers the headline address at our event yesterday.
Alex Chalk, James Sunderland, Tobias Ellwood, Professor John Louth and Dr Sarah Ingham discussed procurement at our event yesterday.
The Defence Secretary said “the real battle for defence” will come in the Comprehensive Spending Review in 2024-25, and “I’m not sure I’ll be here in two years”.
The ConservativeHome Defence & Security Conference is taking place on the morning of Monday 6 March 2023. Watch live or on demand here.
A pro-science and technology agenda requires political decisions no-one is currently pursuing. Taking on some public sector trade unions. Engaging constructively with the EU. Reforming planning law. Embracing the Oxford to Cambridge arc.
Not only is the region vital to prosperity and security in its own right, it also has a direct bearing on sanctions, defence industrial capacity, and nuclear deterrence in the Euro-Atlantic.
This isn’t the time for ambiguity, but clarity: now give them the tools so they can finish the job and free all their territory, including Crimea.
We don’t have time to waste. During 2025 and 2026 the TCA, the UK/EU fisheries agreement, the EU’s decision on UK data adequacy and its current policy on derivatives trading all come up for review.
The APPG’s survey of ex-servicemen and women will reveal where current support systems are falling short of the first-class standards we expect.
This Government is committed to championing the needs of those who have given so much, and will continue to build on the huge strides already taken to genuinely improve veterans’ care across the United Kingdom.