Michael Fallon

Analysts: 10 defence pacts in 2 years nudge Finland away from non-aligned status

Finland's Defence Forces appear to be taking clear steps towards closer military cooperation with the west, as Defence Minister <b>Jussi Niinistö</b> has led …

Europe

Ex-minister Priti Patel pocketed £17,000 golden goodbye - despite being sacked from the Cabinet for breaking strict lobbying rules

THE FORMER minister Priti Patel pocketed a £17,000 golden goodbye - despite being sacked from the Cabinet for breaking strict lobbying rules<p>Documents …

Great Britain

MPs face the sack for bringing prostitutes into Parliament with them in first code of conduct following scandals

MPS who bring prostitutes into Parliament with them will face the sack under Westminster's first code of conduct.<p>As part of a crackdown after a …

Great Britain

MPs face the sack if they take prostitutes into parliament

MPs who bring prostitutes into parliament with them could face the sack under Westminster’s new code of conduct.<p>The guidelines, which were brought in …

Sexual Harassment

10 Downing Street head of strategic comms joins Headland

In his current role, Mascall is the controller of the Government’s communications 'grid', setting the direction for the timing of all government …

Downing Street

Man sneaks into Splendour in the Grass by dressing as a rubbish cleaner and wheeling his friend in a bin (and the security guards don't bat an eyelid)

A YouTube star sneaked into Slendour in the Grass music festival by pretending to be a rubbish cleaner.<p>Shammi Prassad, from the Gold Coast, performed …

Wales

Two Punters Managed To Sneak Into Splendour In A Wheelie Bin

As Splendour in the Grass took over our Instagram feeds over the weekend, many of us were left with major FOMO.There’s only a certain number of music …

Festivals

Journalist and ‘lifelong Labour voter’ quits party over antisemitism

A political journalist and “lifelong Labour voter” has said she is leaving the party, saying to remain would be to tolerate antisemitism.<p>In a column …

Jewish Culture

The UK procurement minister is out after six months

Britain lost it’s defense procurement minister Monday evening when Guto Bebb became the latest victim of the Conservative government’s handling of …

Philip Hammond

Why we may never know if British troops committed war crimes in Iraq – podcast

Written by Samira Shackle, read by Alice Arnold and produced by Simon Barnard

War Crimes

Former Defence Secretary Michael Fallon urges Theresa May to protect Troubles veterans from being dragged through court

THERESA MAY was urged to “draw a line” and protect Troubles veterans from being dragged through court yesterday by furious former Defence Secretary …

Great Britain

Theresa May is losing cabinet ministers at more than double the rate of her predecessors

The resignations of David Davis as Brexit Secretary and Boris Johnson from the Foreign Office have further cemented Theresa May's reputation as a Prime Minister who loses an unfortunate number of ministers from her cabinet.<p>It brings May's tally of non-reshuffle cabinet minister departures to six …

Boris Johnson

Stop spending taxpayers' money on prosecuting Northern Ireland veterans, urges Sir Michael Fallon

Sir Michael Fallon will today demand that ministers cease spending taxpayers’ money on prosecuting Northern Ireland veterans as he calls on Theresa May to end the “hounding” of Britain’s “brave servicemen and women”.<p>The former defence secretary has branded the refusal to protect soldiers who served …

Great Britain

We’re living a lie, says former defence chief General Lord Houghton

Armed Forces

MPs sign damning letter to Theresa May pleading with her to end legal witch-hunt of army veterans

A POWERFUL group of MPs have begged the PM to end the legal witch hunt against veterans - in a stinging letter published today in The Sun.<p>Four former …

Human Rights

Gold Coast man left in underwear next to busy road in social media prank

It’s not everyday someone becomes such a spectacle that they stop traffic, but that is exactly what happened to this man.Michael Fallon was left …

Social Media

MP's ex-aide subjected to 'cruel public shaming' as jury take less than an hour to acquit him of sexual assault

A former special adviser to Sir Michael Fallon who was acquitted of sexual assault has said he was cruelly and publicly shamed during a trial that he claims should never have come to court.<p>Richard Holden said it was a "travesty" that the case against him had been pursued and it added to concerns …

Michael Fallon

Ex-aide to Michael Fallon cleared of sexual assault

<b>A former special adviser to ex-Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a woman at a party.</b><p>Richard Holden was accused of putting his hands up the woman's skirt in London on 17 December 2016.<p>The 33-year-old, who denied the charge, was employed as one of Sir …

Judiciary

A Former Adviser To Sir Michael Fallon Has Been Found Not Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Richard Holden was cleared on Friday after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.<p>A former special adviser to Sir Michael Fallon has been cleared of sexually assaulting a young woman at a Christmas party.<p>Richard Holden, 33, was accused of groping a woman in her 20s at a party in London in December …

Judiciary

Michael Fallon's ex-aide 'groped woman while hugging her'

• <b>Update</b>: Richard Holden was later acquitted and after the jury had unanimously found him not guilty the judge said Holden “leaves the court without a stain on his character”.<p>A former special adviser to Sir Michael Fallon when he was defence secretary allegedly carried out a “very quick” sexual …

The White House

Former special advisor to Sir Michael Fallon accused of groping a woman under her skirt after at a Christmas party

A former special advisor to Sir Michael Fallon groped a woman under her skirt after commenting on her looks at a Christmas party, a court …

UK Politics

Former special advisor to Sir Michael Fallon goes on trial accused of groping a partygoer

A former special advisor to Sir Michael Fallon groped a woman at a Christmas party after complimenting her on her looks, a court has heard.<p>Richard Holden, 33, was working for the former Defence Secretary, when he allegedly attacked the 24-year-old woman in December 2016.<p>While hugging her goodbye, …

Judiciary

Former adviser to Sir Michael Fallon 'sexually assaulted woman very quickly during hug'

A FORMER adviser to Sir Michael Fallon sexually assaulted a woman “very quickly” during a hug, a court was told.<p>Richard Holden, 33, carried out the …

Judiciary

Theresa May announces 'full review' of Windrush scandal to reassure immigrants on their rights

Theresa May has announced a 'full review' of the Windrush scandal, to reassure immigrants on thier rights.<p>The Prime Minister told MPs that there …

Great Britain

Amber Rudd's resignation: Fourth cabinet minister steps down in six months

Amber Rudd’s resignation as home secretary for "inadvertently" misleading MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants, makes her the fourth …

Great Britain

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal

Amber Rudd, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May, resigned as home secretary on Sunday, saying she had "inadvertently misled" Parliament …

Great Britain

Why Theresa May is burning through Cabinet ministers faster than any PM since Thatcher

In close-up, the theme that links each resignation is… dithering<p>This time last year, anticipating her landslide, Theresa May was planning to get rid of a swathe of minsters. Out would go the disloyal and the incompetent; in would come a Cabinet she could shape in her image. When she failed to get …

Great Britain

Amber Rudd is Labour's first real scalp – but it cannot get too cocky

<i>Theresa May will defend her immigration policies – after all, Britain voted for them</i><p>Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary is important to the Labour Party because it is technically the first such departure for which they can actually take some credit. The previous fallen – Priti Patel, Michael …

Amber Rudd

Commons confidential: Michael Fallon compensates for lost cabinet salary with new £50,000 side job

Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.<p><b>Old school Tory grandee</b> Nicholas Soames is the MP for Mid Sussex and a grandson of Winston Churchill. …

Opinion (UK)

UK soldier killed in Syria fighting IS

<b>A UK soldier has been killed in combat in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has said.</b><p>The serviceman - embedded with US forces as part of a counter-terrorism operation against the Islamic State group - was killed on Thursday by an improvised explosive device.<p>An American soldier was also killed by the …

Middle East