Britain will defy Beijing by sailing warships through disputed waters in South China Sea

Britain will sail an aircraft carrier taskforce through disputed international waters in the South China Sea in a direct challenge to Beijing, the Defence Secretary has revealed. Ben Wallace confirmed that HMS Queen Elizabeth and her escort fleet will transit international waters claimed by China next month, saying Britain had a had a ‘duty’ to insist … Read more

Trials of Britain’s new £5.5 billion Ajax armoured vehicles are halted for SECOND time

Trials of Britain’s new £5.5 billion Ajax armoured vehicles are halted for SECOND time because they are too noisy for their crews Ministry of Defence said Ajax trials have been suspended over noise concerns  Crews have reportedly suffered nausea, swollen joins and tinnitus during trials Vehicles are billed as ‘fully digital’ and ‘the next generation … Read more

Peter Dutton says no compassion for Tamil asylum-seeker family moved to Perth detention centre

‘They are not refugees’: Peter Dutton slams decision to move Sri Lankan family from Christmas Island detention centre – and says it will encourage people smugglers Peter Dutton says not to show compassion to Tamil asylum-seeker family of four Tamil  family moved to community detention after two years on Christmas Island Family allowed to stay … Read more

HMS Severn joins sister ship Tamar at Portsmouth after gunboats saw off angry French skippers

HMS Severn sailed back to Portsmouth this morning after seeing off French fishermen off the coast of Jersey together with HMS Tamar following a row over post-Brexit fishing rules. The Royal Navy River-class offshore patrol vessel was welcomed home today after it was scrambled amid an escalating standoff with French skippers who have threatened to … Read more

Vladimir Putin shows off his fearsome robot tanks

Vladimir Putin’s fearsome special unit of TANK ROBOTS will go into action ‘soon’ in the Russian Army amid fears of war in Ukraine Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu attended a firepower demonstration  He witnessed Russia’s unmanned Uran-9 robot tanks operating remotely  Russia is preparing to deploy its first unit of five Uran-9 in the near … Read more

Vladimir Putin shows off his fearsome robot tanks

Vladimir Putin’s fearsome special unit of TANK ROBOTS will go into action ‘soon’ in the Russian Army amid fears of war in Ukraine Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu attended a firepower demonstration  He witnessed Russia’s unmanned Uran-9 robot tanks operating remotely  Russia is preparing to deploy its first unit of five Uran-9 in the near … Read more

Greensill lobbying row: Rishi Sunak releases text messages to David Cameron amid row over access

Rishi Sunak released messages he sent to former prime minister David Cameron tonight amid a furious lobbying row involving collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital. The Treasury released the Chancellor’s texts after a freedom of information request into efforts by the ex-Tory leader to contact ministers in search of millions of pounds of extra Covid rescue … Read more

Greensill lobbying row: Rishi Sunak releases text messages to David Cameron amid row over access

Rishi Sunak released messages he sent to former prime minister David Cameron tonight amid a furious lobbying row involving collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital. The Treasury released the Chancellor’s texts after a freedom of information request into efforts by the ex-Tory leader to contact ministers in search of millions of pounds of extra Covid rescue … Read more