Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon resigns amid talk of new sleaze claims
Michael Fallon has resigned from cabinet over past behaviour towards women
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Michael Fallon resigns amid talk of new sleaze claims

The Defence Secretary is the first scalp of Westminster’s widening sex scandal
2 Nov 2017
Russia using cyber hacks to 'disable' western democracy
Britain's Defense Secretary Michael Fallon speaks during a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on March 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN(P
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Russia using cyber hacks to 'disable' western democracy

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon warns Nato must defend itself in cyber space as it does on land, air and sea
3 Feb 2017
Russia hits out at US military build-up in Europe
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Russia hits out at US military build-up in Europe

Poland welcomes thousands of American troops, but Donald Trump's election puts Nato mission in doubt
13 Jan 2017
Saudi Arabia dropped British-made cluster bombs in Yemen
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Saudi Arabia dropped British-made cluster bombs in Yemen

Michael Fallon tells Commons a 'limited number' of the banned missiles were dropped in air strikes
20 Dec 2016
Government ditches plans to 'name and shame' foreign workers
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Government ditches plans to 'name and shame' foreign workers

Justine Greening announces policy will not be rolled out – but information on overseas staff will still be collected
10 Oct 2016
Troops to 'opt out' of human rights laws
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Troops to 'opt out' of human rights laws

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon claims legal system has been abused on an 'industrial scale'
4 Oct 2016
Suliman Gani: Cameron apologises for Islamic State claim
David Cameron
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Suliman Gani: Cameron apologises for Islamic State claim

Former imam said to be taking legal action after being wrongly linked to terror group
12 May 2016
UK commits to long-term troop deployment in Baltic states
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UK commits to long-term troop deployment in Baltic states

Move 'likely to raise hackles' in Moscow, which has accused Nato of trying to militarise border territories
9 Oct 2015
UK to spend more on drones and SAS to tackle Islamic State
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UK to spend more on drones and SAS to tackle Islamic State

Spending boost comes as acting Labour leader invited to National Security Council meeting
13 Jul 2015
QUEEN'S SPEECH: What's on the PM's to-do list?
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QUEEN'S SPEECH: What's on the PM's to-do list?

Prime Minister's one nation pledge 'could look like the bleakest of ironies' by the end of the parliament
27 May 2015
Trident attack: Tory Fallon accused of ‘gutter’ politics
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Trident attack: Tory Fallon accused of ‘gutter’ politics

Highly personal attack shows Tories still intent on making Miliband's suitability as PM the key issue
9 Apr 2015
MICHAEL FALLON: Putin is a threat to Europe
UK Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon
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MICHAEL FALLON: Putin is a threat to Europe

Defence secretary warns that Russia poses a 'real and present danger' to the Baltic States
19 Feb 2015
UK 'should play greater role' in fight against Islamic State
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UK 'should play greater role' in fight against Islamic State

MPs on the defence select committee urge UK to step up fight against Islamic State extremists
5 Feb 2015
Women soldiers 'will be in combat roles by 2016'
UK female soldiers in Afghanistan
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Women soldiers 'will be in combat roles by 2016'

Women may soon be fighting on the front line – but is that good for them or the defence of the realm?
19 Dec 2014
UK: Fallon's immigration comment
Britain's Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon
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UK: Fallon's immigration comment

The Defence Secretary hands gift to Ukip with 'ill-chosen words' on immigration to British towns
27 Oct 2014
UK: Parliament to vote on air strikes
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UK: Parliament to vote on air strikes

RAF Tornado jets are poised to attack militants in Iraq once MPs have backed British military intervention
26 Sep 2014
THE MOLE: Is PM all mouth and no combat trousers?
The Mole
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THE MOLE: Is PM all mouth and no combat trousers?

What happened to the 'monstrous threat' rhetoric? Does tackling IS not pass the 'family friendly' test?
18 Aug 2014
CHESSHYRE: Cabinet shake-up a "reshuffle of the bland"
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CHESSHYRE: Cabinet shake-up a "reshuffle of the bland"

Few politicians today have had real, demanding jobs before entering politics – and it shows
16 Jul 2014
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