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Tag: Michael Fallon

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 21:58 UTC

    UK supports Bombardier and warns Boeing dispute could jeopardize defense contracts

    Sir Michael Fallon made the comments after the US opted to impose a tax on the C-Series jet made by Bombardier.

    Boeing's trade dispute with Bombardier “could jeopardize” its defense contracts with the UK government, the UK's defense secretary has warned. Sir Michael Fallon made the comments after the US opted to impose a tax on the C-Series jet made by Bombardier.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017 - 08:34 UTC

    Clyde shipbuilding unions furious with MoD over building of new frigates

    Unions at Govan and Scotstoun yards said the work had been promised to them. Fallon said Clyde yards had already been guaranteed 20 years of work

    Shipbuilding unions have accused the UK Minister of Defense of reneging on a promise to build five new navy frigates on the Clyde. It came as Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced that five Type 31e frigates could be built and assembled across several UK shipyards.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 07:24 UTC

    PM May's office denies freedom of movement will continue once UK leaves EU

    Downing Street moved to make clear free movement will end when the UK leaves. It said: “It would be wrong to suggest it... will continue as it is now.”

    Suggestions that freedom of movement will continue after the United Kingdom leaves the EU are wrong, Downing Street has said. Last Friday, Chancellor Philip Hammond warned full controls could take “some time”, prompting speculation free movement may continue in all but name after the UK leaves in March 2019.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2017 - 06:38 UTC

    UK Defence Secretary visits Royal Navy's future flagship

    Sir Michael Fallon with officers from HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon visited the largest and most powerful ship built for the Royal Navy for the first time at sea on Monday. Sir Michael landed by Merlin helicopter on the deck of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently on sea trials off the coast of Scotland. He met with members of the crew and thanked them for their contribution to UK defence.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:33 UTC

    Cutting steel ceremony for Royal Navy's First Type 26: “HMS Glasgow”

    The last HMS Glasgow - a Type 42 Destroyer - was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor.

    The first of eight new Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy has been named HMS Glasgow. The name was revealed by Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon as he cut the first steel on the ship at BAE System's Govan shipyard. The last HMS Glasgow, a Type 42 Destroyer, was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor. The new anti-submarine warfare frigates will be known as the City Class.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:02 UTC

    Senior Tories support PM May and the removal of any plotter cabinet minister

    Mrs. May received the backing of senior backbenchers to remove any ministers who were found to be plotting against her.

    Theresa May has issued a warning to her Cabinet ministers that none of them is “un-sackable”. The Prime Minister’s comment comes after she was forced to upbraid senior colleagues after an outbreak of vicious briefing against Chancellor Philip Hammond.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    Sovereignty of the Falklands will not be undermined, pledges Labour shadow foreign secretary

    Asked whether she could envisage military action to protect the sovereignty of the Falklands, Thornberry had said simply: “Yes.”  (Pic ITV)

    UK Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry has accused Michael Fallon of talking “bollocks” after the defense secretary claimed she wanted to negotiate with Argentina over the future of the Falklands. In a spiky exchange on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Thornberry hit back at Fallon, saying: “That is bollocks. It’s untrue,” and adding: “You can’t just make this stuff up.”

  • Saturday, May 6th 2017 - 08:35 UTC

    Brexit talks would be easier if EC officials “kept their views to themselves”

    ”Well, it’d certainly be easier if EC officials kept their views to themselves and not further complicate what is already going to be a tough negotiation”, said Fallon

    Brexit talks would be easier if European Commission officials “kept their views to themselves”, Sir Michael Fallon has said amid claims that the EU is seeking to bully British voters. Defence Secretary bemoaned “one-sided leaking” from commission officials as he defended Prime Minister Theresa May’s scathing attack on Brussels in the wake of negative press stories about the negotiations on Britain’s exit from the EU.

  • Monday, April 10th 2017 - 06:48 UTC

    UK says Russia is responsible by proxy for civilian deaths in Syrian poison gas attack

    British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon criticized Russia's support of Assad, describing the chemical attack as a war crime that happened “on their watch”.

    Britain said on Sunday Russia bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria last week caused by a poison gas attack that Washington says was carried out by the Moscow-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. At least 70 people died in what the United States says was a chemical weapons attack in rebel-held Syria.