Michael Fallon

Labour sets out conditions for supporting intervention against Isis in Syria

2 July 2015 16:12

Michael Fallon was very careful indeed to push the issue of military action against Isis in Syria in as gentle…

Michael Fallon to urge MPs to think again on strikes in Syria

2 July 2015 8:45

Michael Fallon is making the case to MPs today for British airstrikes against Isis in Syria. The Defence Secretary yesterday…

David Cameron’s Unstrategic Defence Review

20 June 2015 11:35

Michael Fallon’s confirmation last week that a Strategic Defence and Security Review is underway adds another question to the Conservatives’ growing list…

Why the Tories will probably get away with defence cuts

29 May 2015 17:21

On election night, between the exit poll suggesting the Conservatives would be back in a coalition government and the slow…

Cameron tries to bring the campaign into government

26 May 2015 19:36

Tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech will be almost cut and pasted from the Tory manifesto. Partly, this is because Number 10 believes…

Are Cabinet seats being kept warm for rising stars?

13 May 2015 11:36

The reshuffle seems to have gone down reasonably well with Tory MPs – though there is as yet still no…

The reshuffle has begun – but the real excitement will happen on Monday

8 May 2015 17:49

David Cameron has reappointed several of the most senior members of the government. George Osborne stays as Chancellor, Theresa May…

Fallon refuses to back Labour on Trident as he plays politics with defence

28 April 2015 17:08

Things have come to a pretty pass when the two party spokespeople who experience the worst drubbing in a debate…

Trident has become a political weapon in certain constituencies

28 April 2015 13:58

One constituency where the Tory attacks about a possible deal between Labour and the SNP work very well is Barrow…

Campaign kick-off: 27 days to go

10 April 2015 8:59

It’s the Conservatives’ turn to try and bounce back today. After the ‘dead cat’ thrown onto Ed Miliband’s kitchen table,…

Is the Tory Trident row an example of a ‘dead cat’ strategy?

9 April 2015 15:06

Are the Tories throwing dead cats into the election debate? This question only makes sense if you recall Boris Johnson’s…

Did Owen Jones once describe an ‘anti-Semitic trope’ as ‘eloquent’ during a book talk?

9 April 2015 12:46

Today Owen Jones has criticised Michael Fallon for using the term ‘stabbed in the back’ to describe what he thinks…

There’s no need for the Tories to descend into the gutter

9 April 2015 12:34

You might be forgiven for expecting that a Defence Secretary giving a speech on defence during an election campaign would…

Michael Fallon worries about Putin’s next step: this is what the Russian President plans to do

19 February 2015 11:45

Michael Fallon is worried about Vladimir Putin repeating his tactics in Ukraine with other countries. The Defence Secretary told newspapers…

Do Yazidi slaves count for less than the Jordanian pilot?

6 February 2015 16:06

There was a remarkable report on Channel 4 news last night around a film by Mehran Bozorgnia, which featured an interview…

‘Swamped’ much? David Blunkett 2014, meet David Blunkett 2002

4 November 2014 10:57

Last week saw an example of the cynicism, not to mention circularity, of our immigration debate that is too important…

Five main points from Michael Fallon’s hawkish interview in The Spectator

23 September 2014 17:57

James Forsyth interviews Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in this week’s Spectator. You can read the full interview here. Here are…

Exclusive: Michael Fallon says UK should reconsider military action in Syria to combat ISIS

23 September 2014 14:01

The Ministry of Defence is like a sauna on Sunday. The air circulation system has been switched off and the…

Video: Does Cameron have an Iraq policy? Or is he just making it up?

18 August 2014 15:43

The Prime Minister has returned from his holidays, and yesterday wrote an intriguing piece in the Sunday Telegraph about the ongoing…

What will Britain do to help the Yazidis? And will MPs get a say?

8 August 2014 14:29

After President Obama announced air strikes against Isis and humanitarian aid drops to the Yazidis, British ministers have been clarifying…