Michael Fallon

The Tories must commit to more defence spending in the next parliament

1 August 2014 12:32

Nato is 65 years old this year; but there’s little cause for celebration. The Defence Select Committee’s latest report suggests…

Is NATO a busted flush?

31 July 2014 9:22

Rory Stewart is no soft-touch. When he was elected chairman of the Defence Select Committee, it was thought that he…

Presumption against fracking in our beautiful countryside is welcome

28 July 2014 12:12

The government’s announcement today that fracking will not take place in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty save…

Michael Fallon marks century of Muslim service in British armed forces

24 July 2014 14:45

After nineteen hours without food, nor even a drop of water, the prospect of the single succulent date which breaks…

The Great Brussels Steeplechase: runners and riders to be Britain’s next European Commissioner

10 July 2014 14:11

Next week, EU leaders will meet to parcel out the top jobs in the next European Commission. So David Cameron…

Fallon slapped down over EU campaign comments

19 May 2014 12:34

After Michael Fallon suggested that the Conservative party could campaign for the UK to leave the EU if a renegotiation…

Blame it on the bankers’ boogie

12 April 2014 11:30

Vince Cable and Michael Fallon, ministers responsible for the Royal Mail sell-off, have been summoned for another select committee grilling…

Tory fingers point at Michael Fallon over Royal Mail debacle

1 April 2014 11:59

It’s not just Vince Cable who is getting it in the neck today for the scathing report into the sell-off…

Time to switch energy companies say ministers

17 March 2014 17:07

Both coalition parties remain scarred by the political potency of Ed Miliband’s pledge to freeze energy prices. They are determined…

Podcast special: Spectator writers, friends and foes make predictions for 2014

22 December 2013 17:03

We’re almost at the end of 2013, so here’s our extended special of  The View from 22 podcast. We’re delighted to…

Tea at 22: Michael Fallon on jobs, Europe and Ukip

20 December 2013 17:04

In the latest episode of Tea at 22, I interviewed Conservative business and energy minister Michael Fallon on his work…

Fallon: green energy isn’t the government’s energy priority

3 December 2013 7:27

Michael Fallon is the Spectator’s Minister of the Year, nicknamed the ‘Minister for Royal Shale’ for his dual role in…

We can reduce carbon emissions, but we can’t afford Labour’s targets

2 December 2013 12:15

If Britain is to meet its self-imposed carbon-reduction targets it means the end of coal by 2030. Things aren’t looking…

A shale gas drilling rig in Blackpool. Picture: Getty

There mustn’t be a north / south divide when it comes to fracking

9 November 2013 18:03

Michael Fallon, who among his many roles is the minister in charge of fracking, has told the Telegraph’s Jame Kirkup…

Parliamentarian of Year awards 2013: the winners (with audio)

7 November 2013 14:30

Today, the Spectator hosted our 27th Parliamentarian of the Year awards at the Savoy Hotel in London in an austerity-free…

Michael Fallon shows why David Cameron should go for experience

12 September 2013 14:33

Michael Fallon is on course to achieve something that eluded both Michael Heseltine and Peter Mandelson, the sale of the…

Summer party season begins

22 May 2013 15:39

Lord Bell opened the summer party season last night, with martinis on the back lawn of Lancaster House. It was…

David Cameron mini-shuffle done to move John Hayes from DECC

28 March 2013 13:47

Downing Street’s mini-shuffle announced this morning to coincide with a joint Cameron Fallon visit to a green car plant is…

Mini reshuffle shows Cameron trying to get a grip

28 March 2013 10:51

The mini reshuffle earlier this morning is significant. David Cameron has moved Tory ‘greybeards’ to address problem areas. Cameron’s twitter…