Tag Archives: ministry of defence

Car Park Class

MPs have raised fresh concerns about the cost of fighter jets for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, warning of “uncontrolled growth” in budgets. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said billions of pounds had already gone “down the drain” during the carrier strike procurement programme. An order for jump jets for the two new carriers […]

Forever England

The soldier killed in an attack in London has been named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Drummer Rigby, 25, from Manchester, leaves behind a two-year-old son. Two suspects shot by police after Wednesday’s attack in Woolwich remain under arrest. A further two people have been arrested on […]

MSE vs MOD

The UK may not be able to afford projected levels of spending on military equipment over the next decade, MPs are warning. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said it did not “yet have confidence” the planned £159bn equipment budget between now and 2022 could be paid for. It urged the Ministry of Defence to be […]

Dining Out on the Dead

The Royal British Legion has dropped the News of the World as its campaigning partner and expressed ”revulsion” at the latest phone hacking revelations. The charity said it took the decision following the disclosure that bereaved relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan may have had their phones hacked by a private investigator working […]

UK to ignore illegal aliens

The Ministry of Defence has closed its UFO unit after more than 50 years of investigating reported UK sightings… In a statement, the MoD said it had “no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra-terrestrial life”. It went on: “In over 50 years, no UFO report has revealed any evidence of a potential threat […]