Britain’s most senior civil servants should no longer be asked to investigate accusations of ministerial misconduct because they do not have the “powers” to get to the truth, the former Cabinet Secretary, Lord Robin Butler, has suggested.
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Thursday 29 July 2010
General Sir Peter Wall is to be the next professional head of the British Army, it was announced today.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
The deafening engines and implausible physics of the Farnborough International Air Show yesterday were accompanied by the giddy air of the recently reprieved.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
The head of the Army, General Sir David Richards, has been appointed the next Chief of the Defence Staff.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
The head of the Army, General Sir David Richards, is to be the next Chief of the Defence Staff, it was announced today.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Britain must retain its "war-fighting edge" even at a time of cuts in state spending, Defence Secretary Liam Fox is expected to say today.
Friday 02 July 2010
Shadow foreign secretary David Miliband today accused the Government of sending out "mixed messages" over the UK's military mission in Afghanistan.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Foreign Secretary William Hague said today it would be "very surprising" if Afghan forces were not able to take responsibility for their country's security within the next four years.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Britain's military will have to accept cuts imposed "ruthlessly and without sentiment" in the current harsh economic climate, Liam Fox warned yesterday in a keynote speech on Strategic Defence Review. However, the Defence Secretary insisted that the result of the radical overhaul would leave the UK's security stronger, with a "clean break" from Cold War-legacy thinking, and also prepare the forces for an exit strategy from the war in Afghanistan.
Monday 14 June 2010
The British military will have a new chief, with the current holder of the post being asked to retire early, as it faces one of the most challenging periods in its history.
Sunday 13 June 2010
Britain's top military officer is to step down within months, before his term was due to end, it emerged today.
Thursday 27 May 2010
Five suspects have been arrested over a burglary at the home of Defence Secretary Liam Fox, Scotland Yard said tonight.
Monday 24 May 2010
Britain's top bomb disposal officer has resigned from his position after having spoke of his concern about the pressures his team faces in Afghanistan.
Sunday 23 May 2010
Saturday 22 May 2010
Foreign Secretary William Hague flew into Kabul today ahead of talks with political and military leaders in the Afghan capital.
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