Defence

Werritty’s donors

11 October 2011 18:34

So, who paid for Adam Werritty’s air miles? This is the question going around Westminster this afternoon. James blogged yesterday…

If Liam Fox is to be sacked, let it be for the right reasons.

11 October 2011 10:29

Since Liam Fox’s lawyers are busy, twitchy buggers I’ll make a point of saying I have no idea whether he’s…

Fox in the clear?

10 October 2011 23:01

Liam Fox demonstrated today why he’ll be staying in Cabinet. He’s a tough, eloquent and effective Commons performer who does…

Fox defies the hounds

10 October 2011 17:43

To the joy of the Tory benches, Liam Fox has just come out swinging in the House of Commons. In…

How Number 10 will judge Fox

10 October 2011 12:35

Downing Street is busy stressing that the David Cameron doesn’t want to lose Liam Fox from the Cabinet. There is…

In defence of Liam Fox

10 October 2011 10:20

The feeding frenzy over Liam Fox tells us a great deal more about what is wrong with the Conservative Party…

Crunch time for Fox

10 October 2011 8:55

“I don’t believe that wrongdoing did occur”, said Liam Fox in his apology yesterday. With today’s front pages dripping with…

Boulter vs Fox

9 October 2011 22:49

The Liam Fox imbroglio has just started to make more sense. The original story was broken by The Guardian (of…

Liam Fox’s apology

9 October 2011 18:18

In a bid to save his Cabinet career, Liam Fox has just issued a statement, which he also read to…

Fox would lead anti-coalition Tories

9 October 2011 15:35

So far, the Prime Minister seems to be playing down any potential fallout from the crisis dogging Liam Fox. No…

Fox on a knife edge

9 October 2011 10:49

Another deluge of awkward news stories for Liam Fox this morning, with almost every paper providing new details for our…

How safe is Fox?

8 October 2011 19:58

This weekend’s gossip is all about Liam Fox and his ministerial future. Ministers and journalists are calling each other, weighing…

The problem with using soldiers to advance women’s rights

8 October 2011 13:26

Mariella Frostrup, fresh from interviewing Nick Clegg in Cheltenham, writes about women’s rights in Afghanistan in The Times (£). Her…

Fox hunt

8 October 2011 10:23

This is one Fox who doesn’t have the benefit of a hole to bolt into. He is on open ground,…

Fox under pressure

7 October 2011 12:40

The Westminster Fox-hounds think they have picked up the scent this morning. Enemies of the Defence Secretary, of whom there…

Liam Fox plays his hits

5 October 2011 12:26

The party faithful (and lobbyists) have their favourites. The conference hall rose in applause when Liam Fox sat down, having…

Labour and the forces

26 September 2011 11:26

The main event at the Labour conference this morning has been a long debate on Britain’s place in the world, featuring…

Gaddafi in Tripoli as the entente cordiale flourishes

23 August 2011 15:39

The imminent success of the Libya intervention was, to a remarkable degree, down to Anglo-French cooperation. Though the media has…

An American context for UK defence cuts

4 August 2011 17:42

Yesterday’s defence select committee report provoked stern critiques of the government’s defence policy from Alex Massie and Matt Cavanagh. It…

Surprise! Another Tory Defence Shambles

3 August 2011 12:06

First things first: defence policy is difficult. Even more than is generally the case in other departments every decision made…