News this morning is largely focused on the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, which was announced yesterday.
Defence in the media
Daily updates of how defence is reported in the UK media
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.
Ebola There continues to be widespread coverage of the UK military healthcare worker who returned to the UK on a military plane yesterday afternoon after being tested positive for Ebola. The Guardian, The Times (p4), The Sun (p6), The Mirror, The Express and The Star all write that Public Health England has …
Ebola There is widespread coverage that a female Army medic has tested positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Public Health England, the Department of Health, the Ministry of Defence and NHS England can confirm that the UK military …
Defence spending The future of the UK’s defence spending continues to generate news coverage today. The Financial Times has splashed on a story, followed by The Daily Mail, claiming that Downing St has asked Oliver Letwin, head of policy at No 10, to investigate …
Defence spending Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continues to attract media coverage.
Defence spending Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continued to attract media coverage over the weekend and into the start of this week.
Defence Spending The Times splashes this morning on a Whitehall source’s comments, which suggest that the Treasury is preparing to freeze defence spending after the election, and this, the paper reports, is fuelling a growing Tory rebellion over the UK's military budget.