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.
Defence in the media
Daily updates of how defence is reported in the UK media
Defence spending Speculation over defence spending remains a prominent story, today taking a new angle.
Defence spending Speculation continues over UK defence spending. The Times writes that, according to new analysis by the UK National Defence Association, a failure to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence will “short-change” the military by up to £6 billion a year.
Air near miss The Daily Mirror and other regional media outlets have offered stories relating to an Air Proximity report from last year and much of the commentary has been sensationalised.
Op Honours There has been widespread continued coverage of the awards given to service men and women in last week’s Operational Honours list.
Defence Spending A bill which aims to enshrine in law a coalition pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of the gross domestic product on aid is to be debated in the House of Lords
Operational Honours There is widespread coverage of the awards given in Operational Honours List 43, which recognises the bravery and meritorious service of all three branches of the Armed Forces across the globe.
Ukraine deployment All of today’s papers cover Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that Britain will send military personnel to Ukraine to train the country’s Armed Forces with medical, logistics, tactical intelligence and infantry teams.
The Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Times report today that a British soldier who tried to join Kurdish forces battling ISIL is returning to his unit. The coverage includes comments from the soldier’s …
Yesterday The Times reported that the UK will send a signal of weakness to President Putin if the next Government fails to spend at least 2% of GDP on Defence.