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

Theresa May defends 2019 sacking of defence secretary Gavin Williamson over Huawei leak

Theresa May defended firing Gavin Williamson as defence secretary over a leak from a security meeting about Huawei today, saying his departure allowed security officials to ‘speak freely’ again. The former prime minister said that the 2019 incident in which material from a National Security Council meeting about the Chinese tech giant was leaked to the … Read more

Theresa May says sacking Gavin Williamson over Huawei leak allowed security chiefs to ‘speak freely’

Theresa May defended firing Gavin Williamson as defence secretary over a leak from a security meeting about Huawei today, saying his departure allowed security officials to ‘speak freely’ again. The former prime minister said that the 2019 incident in which material from a National Security Council meeting about the Chinese tech giant was leaked to the … Read more

Boris Johnson will call EU leaders to defuse threats of blocking Covid vaccines

Boris Johnson is preparing to call EU leaders demanding they shun ‘vaccine nationalism’ amid fears they will push ahead with an export ban that could delay the UK’s rollout by months. The PM will urge the bloc to respect legal contracts for supplies after Ursula von der Leyen delivered an extraordinary threat to hold hostage … Read more

Boris Johnson will call EU leaders to defuse threats of blocking Covid vaccines

Boris Johnson is preparing to call EU leaders demanding they shun ‘vaccine nationalism’ amid fears they will push ahead with an export ban that could delay the UK’s rollout by months. The PM will urge the bloc to respect legal contracts for supplies after Ursula von der Leyen delivered an extraordinary threat to hold hostage … Read more