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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”.
Asked about Boris Johnson, he adds: “The most critical poll that’s important is does a prime minister have the support of their own backbench MPs?”
The first article in a two-part mini series by the author on ConservativeHome this week.
He has effectively been treated as being guilty, which he may or may not be, before the claim has been investigated. This offends natural justice.
As the Labour leader visits Dublin and Belfast, he shrinks from disclosing how he would solve the present difficulties.
Tory MPs felt no great urge to leap to the PM’s defence, but also showed no desire to defenestrate him, and instead drifted off to lunch.
Voters’ reluctance to act may gall the hawks, but it is decades in the making – and an accurate judgment of the UK’s actual military power.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
Ellwood adds: “This is a humiliating strategic defeat for the West. The Taliban now control more of Afghanistan than they did before 9/11.”
Some are having fun with Alan Duncan’s diary revelation that Tobias wants Svetland to become a UK spaceport. They shouldn’t.
The belief that by hammering one sector of the economy you’ll help another is more reminiscent of socialist ideology than free market conservatism.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
The second article in a two-part mini series by the author on ConservativeHome this week.