Syrian moderate opposition There is widespread coverage, including on BBC News and in this morning’s Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and The Sun, which all cover yesterday’s proactive announcement that the UK is to train …
Defence in the media
Daily updates of how defence is reported in the UK media
Yemen There is widespread coverage, including in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times (p8), The Times (p36) and The Independent of Yemen’s ‘descent into chaos’ with claims that the country is edging closer to an all-out civil war.
Falkland Islands It is widely reported, including in The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Guardian, that Britain is to boost its defenceson the Falkland Islands following Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s statement to the House yesterday.
Falkland Islands The Sun has reported on this morning’s front page that the Defence Secretary will tell MPs that he is ordering a significant increase to the South Atlantic islands’ garrison, pre-empting his statement to the House.
Defence spending The US is confident that Britain remains a "force of its own in the World", the Defence Secretary says today amid a growing backlash over the Conservative's failure to commit 2 per cent of national income on the armed forces.
Defence Budget As part of an Institute of Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) analysis of the pre-election Budget, the Telegraph, Times and Guardian lead with the angle that in order to protect defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP, other public services including the courts, police …
News this morning is largely focused on the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, which was announced yesterday.
British naval base in Bahrain The Independent has reported that the government will face a major legal challenge over a new Royal Navy base inBahrain following accusations that Britain sacrificed human rights in favour of trade and military deals.
Prince Harry After initial speculation several days ago, Prince Harry has confirmed that he will be leaving the army after a 10 year career in which he experienced two tours of Afghanistan.
The weekend saw lots of coverage of the Afghanistan service of commemoration, which took place on Friday. There was also continued coverage of potential cuts to Defence spending and a variety of articles covered the situation in Vanuatu this morning.