Articles tagged with Liam Fox
by Amber Elliott / 02 Mar 2011 15:09
Defence secretary Liam Fox today accused his shadow Jim Murphy of "sad and cynical opportunism".
It was in response to an urgent question asked by the shadow defence secretary, following the news that 11,000 armed forces redundancies are to be made by the Ministry of Defence.
If I was Jim Murphy, I wouldn't be too upset about Fox's criticism. A strong opposition has to be opportunistic at times. Since becoming defence secretary,
by Patrick Macfarlane / 25 Feb 2011 14:35
This week has seen an escalation of violence in Libya as the prime minister, David Cameron, conducted his tour of Arab states.
Justice minister Ken Clarke announced his intention to press for European judicial reform amid controversy about recent human rights rulings.
And in London, mayor Boris Johnson produced his yearly budget, while the ONS revealed that the UK economy had in fact shrunk by a further 0.1% beyond
by Ben Duckworth / 22 Feb 2011 14:09
It's obvious that buying defence kit, or ‘procurement’, is not cheap. It's also got a reputation for being late and wildly over budget. Today's report by the public accounts committee reveals the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is barely in control of its spending.
The figures are nasty –in 2010 alone the cost of the department's major projects rose by £3.3bn and nearly £5bn was lost by late cancellations. Committee chair Maragret Hodge