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  1. May 13, 2014

    Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

    Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Scottish Labour’s infighting endangers ‘no’ campaign

    Deep divisions emerged within the Scottish Labour party over plans to be unveiled this month that propose the control of...

  1. Westminster Blog

    October 8, 2013

    Miliband demanded loyalty, and got it

    Despite the protestations of those close to Ed Miliband, yesterday’s Labour reshuffle looked very much like a cull of the...

  2. October 7, 2013

    Labour’s modernisers lose out to high-flying intake

    Ed Miliband demoted a trio of leading figures from the Blairite wing of the Labour party on Monday as he sought to inject...

  3. October 6, 2013

    Privatised arms procurement plans in Labour’s sights

    Plans to put private companies in charge of buying weapons for British armed forces will come under fresh attack this week...

  4. Westminster Blog

    September 2, 2013

    Labour's foreign policy angst

    When Ed Miliband was deliberating last week on the approach to take for Thursday’s vote on military strikes against Syria,...

  5. March 7, 2013

    MPs warn on defence spending

    Military spending must stay above 2 per cent of gross domestic product if the UK is to maintain international commitments,...

  6. January 22, 2013

    Labour attacks 5,300 army job cuts

    Labour has accused the government of a “carry on regardless” strategy, after ministers announced 5,300 army job losses on...

  7. October 1, 2012

    Speak, or forever hold your notes

    ● Ed Miliband’s speech today is being billed as “highly personal”, but will the Labour leader go one step further by...

  8. July 5, 2012

    Army to lose 20% of regular soldiers

    The British army has announced its largest overhaul in 50 years, proposing to cut its regular forces 20 per cent – to about...

  9. July 5, 2012

    Hammond reveals depth of defence cuts

    The British Army is set to lose 17 of its 136 major units as it aims to cut regular forces by 20,000 over the next eight...

  10. June 4, 2012

    Two Eds grow together as Balls’ star rises

    When Ed Miliband became the Labour party leader almost two years ago, he was determined to block one man from becoming...

  11. May 9, 2012

    Fox blamed for backing wrong aircraft

    Senior government figures have turned on Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, as his successor Philip Hammond prepares to...

  12. April 16, 2012

    Aircraft carriers will not be reconfigured for French

    The UK will not reconfigure its aircraft carriers so that French fighter jets can land on them, senior government officials...

  13. March 18, 2012

    MoD considers fighter jet U-turn

    Labour has attacked the prospect of another U-turn on Britain’s choice of jet fighter to fly off the Royal Navy’s new...

  14. February 24, 2012

    Labour leaders at odds over bonus excess

    Ed Miliband, Labour leader, and Ed Balls, his shadow chancellor, are at odds over the party’s attack on excessive bonuses,...

  15. January 28, 2012

    Labour warns on defence procurement overhaul

    Labour has warned the government against outsourcing control of defence procurement days before ministers unveil plans for a...

  16. January 25, 2012

    MPs call armed forces cuts ‘grotesque’

    By Carola Hoyos and Kiran Stacey in London Forcing troops into redundancy while civilian staff avoid such action is...

  17. January 17, 2012

    MoD announces fresh round of job cuts

    Britain’s Ministry of Defence has announced the latest tranche of redundancies to be carried out in the UK armed forces,...

  18. Westminster Blog

    January 11, 2012

    Miliband goes on the defensive in PMQs

    This was a dangerous PMQs for Ed Miliband. The Christmas break has not been particularly good for the Labour leader, with...

  19. January 9, 2012

    Miliband admits need to be tough on spending

    Ed Miliband will on Tuesday seek to improve Labour’s economic credibility by admitting the party will not be able to make...

  20. November 18, 2011

    MoD spends £564m on technical consultants

    Defence officials have spent just under £600m originally earmarked for military equipment on a fleet of technical...

  21. Westminster Blog

    October 12, 2011

    Labour MP asks National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to look into Werritty

    Jim Murphy, shadow defence secretary, has backed a call by a Labour backbencher for the authorities to investigate Adam...

  22. October 10, 2011

    Fire intensifies on defence secretary

    Liam Fox has broken the code governing ministers’ behaviour in two key ways as a result of his close friendship with Adam...

  23. October 7, 2011

    Fox orders probe amid security fear

    Liam Fox has ordered an investigation into allegations that he compromised national security by allowing a close friend to...

  24. September 22, 2011

    Obama fundraising inspires Labour

    Members of the public who sign up as Labour supporters to obtain a vote in the next leadership election will be approached...

  25. September 1, 2011

    Fox defends armed forces lay-offs

    Liam Fox, the defence secretary, said Britain’s defence capability would grow in the second half of this decade as sweeping...

  26. June 27, 2011

    Fox launches attack on Ministry of Defence

    Liam Fox attacked the Ministry of Defence for being overly bureaucratic and indecisive as he set out plans for a shake-up at...

  27. June 23, 2011

    Fox reveals Libyan war costs hit £260m

    The Libya conflict will cost the UK £260m over six months, the government has revealed. Liam Fox, the defence secretary,...

  28. May 25, 2011

    Ashcroft to advise on military bases in Cyprus

    Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative party donor, has been appointed a government adviser on UK military bases in Cyprus in spite...

  29. May 24, 2011

    Minister denies Apache Libya decision

    No decision has yet been taken on deploying armoured Apache attack helicopters to the Nato-led mission in Libya, Nick...

  30. Westminster Blog

    May 1, 2011

    Is Labour's position on Libya subtly changing?

    To all intents and purposes Labour’s position on Libya is still the same; that is, the party backs the government in the...

  31. March 1, 2011

    UK to cut forces by 11,000

    The Ministry of Defence published plans on Tuesday to make redundant 11,000 people in the three armed services during the...

  32. February 15, 2011

    Army says sorry for sacking by e-mail

    The army on Thursday apologised to 38 British soldiers – including one serving in Afghanistan– who were sacked by e-mail....

  33. February 14, 2011

    RAF to sack quarter of trainee pilots

    One in four Royal Air Force trainee pilots are to be sacked before completing their courses as the armed forces seek to meet...

  34. January 31, 2011

    ‘Question mark’ over helicopter order

    Plans to order 12 more Chinook helicopters for Afghanistan were described as “subject to negotiation” in the current...

  35. December 16, 2010

    Search and rescue bid talks halted

    A possible breach of propriety over bidding rules has forced ministers to call an abrupt halt to talks on a £6bn ($9.4bn)...

  36. October 8, 2010

    Johnson named shadow chancellor

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has defied Ed Balls by denying him the coveted post of shadow chancellor and instead appointing...

  37. October 7, 2010

    Miliband prepares to share out frontbench seats

    Ed Miliband, Labour leader, will on Friday give the clearest signal yet of where he wants to lead his party, with the...

  38. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2010

    The surprise names who didn't make the shadow cabinet - and who came last

    Ben Bradshaw’s failure to make the shadow cabinet is not such a surprise, despite his manifest talents; he didn’t have...

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