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Michael Fallon MP

Defence Secretary

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  • = Key Development Wednesday 28th January
  • 13:54 Transcript: Reforming Defence, keeping fighting fit - Speech by Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence Transcripts

    Reforming Defence, keeping fighting fit - Speech by Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence Transcripts

      Reforming Defence, keeping fighting fit - Speech by Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence   This last year has seen huge upheaval across the world. We’ve seen sponsored aggression by Russia in Crimea and Ukraine. W... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 26th January
  • 16:48 In Brief Events

    16:48 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg embarks on a UK regional tour Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at the international police and crime conference in London (10:00am) Defence Secretary Michael Fallon speaks about defence reform at an I... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 16th January
  • 16:16 In Brief Events

    16:16 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt speak at the BETT 2015 education techno... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 12th January
  • 15:01 UK reviews terror guidance in light of Paris attacks, says Fallon House of Commons

    UK reviews terror guidance in light of Paris attacks, says Fallon House of Commons

    The Defence Secretary said the UK had reviewed its current precautions, protocols and personnel advice in the event of a terror incident, in light of the Paris attacks last week. Speaking at Defence Questions, Michael Fallon said that th... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 8th January
  • 12:14 Lobby:No 10: Security presence stepped up after Paris attack, but threat level remains Lobby Briefings

    12:14 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    British security is being stepped up at UK ports, Calais and the Gare Du Nord on a “precautionary basis” in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Paris, the Government has confirmed. However, the threat level will remain at “severe... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 19th December
  • 11:43 Mary Dejevsky blog: Women should be allowed into combat now. Why the wait? News

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    The public seems ready to permit frontline female soldiers, but Michael Fallon still can’t quite bring himself to make it happen Continue to article

  • 08:12 Michael Fallon: Selection should be done on the basis of ability, not on gender On air

    On Air | Michael Fallon MP | Defence Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Michael Fallon MP

    Michael Fallon said that frontline army selection should be done on the basis of ability, not on gender. “I am publishing this review today and yes, I hope to lift the ban, subject only to some final research over the next year or so int... Continue to article

  • 07:00 MoD: Review into women in ground combat roles published Press Release

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    Ministry of Defence press release Review into women in ground combat roles published Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced his hope to open up ground close combat roles to women in 2016. The Ministry of Defence (MOD)... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 17th December
  • 15:44 Fallon slams Labour on 'out of control' £800m hole in defence budget PoliticsHome News

    Fallon slams Labour on 'out of control' £800m hole in defence budget PoliticsHome News

    The Coalition government inherited a defence budget that was “out of control” and a “shambles”, the Defence Secretary has said. During a meeting of the Defence Committee this afternoon, Michael Fallon told MPs that ministers found projec... Continue to article

  • 13:40 Michael Fallon: MoD will try to recoup some Al-Sweady inquiry costs On air

    On Air | Michael Fallon MP | Defence Secretary | The World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Michael Fallon MP

    Michael Fallon said he was 'relieved' with the verdict of the Al-Sweady inquiry into allegations of the abuse of Iraqi detainees, and said the Government would attempt to recoup some of the legal costs. "I'm obviously relieved that it cl... Continue to article

  • 13:09 Fallon condemns 'shocking and baseless' allegations made by Iraqi detainees against the British Army House of Commons

    Fallon condemns 'shocking and baseless' allegations made by Iraqi detainees against the British Army House of Commons

    The Defence Secretary has hit out at Iraqi detainees who accused the British Army of torture, after a Government-commissioned inquiry found much of their evidence to be false. In a statement to the Commons, Michael Fallon said that the A... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 15th December
  • 16:07 Fallon accused of informing media before Parliament over next moves in Iraq House of Commons

    Fallon accused of informing media before Parliament over next moves in Iraq House of Commons

    The Defence Secretary was under pressure today to explain to Parliament why he had informed the media on the UK’s position in Iraq, before he had updated the House. Shadow Defence Secretary Vernon Coaker rounded on Michael Fallon, accusi... Continue to article

  • 11:57 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    11:57 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: International Development questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ministerial statement: The Al Sweady inquiry report Ten minute rule motion: Women’s Refuges (Pr... Continue to article

  • 08:10 Story (1 links): Fallon attacks 'intimidating' Putin

    PoliticsHome Fallon attacks 'intimidating' Putin Story View links

    Britain should “prepare for the worst” from Russia and President Putin, the Defence Secretary has told the Sun.

    Michael Fallon attacked the Russian leader for “intimidating” and “threatening” Nato. He said: “I don’t trust Putin at the moment and we have to prepare for the worst.”

  • = Key Development Tuesday 9th December
  • 08:16 Story (2 links): £30m Iraq abuse inquiry exposed lies, says Fallon

    PoliticsHome £30m Iraq abuse inquiry exposed lies, says Fallon Story View links

    An inquiry into claims of British soldiers mistreating Iraqis during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars has cost taxpayers £30m and exposed mostly “barefaced lies”, the Defence Secretary has said.

    Michael Fallon expressed anger over the publication of the findings of the four-year Al-Sweady inquiry, expected this month, The Times reports.

    “These include legitimate cases,” Mr Fallon admitted at a Policy Exchange event last night, but added: “We have seen the lodging of claims on a virtually industrial scale.”

    Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that the MoD has had 4,000 security breaches in four years due to mistakes by senior staff.

  • = Key Development Thursday 27th November
  • 14:00 Afghan insurgency and poppy crop remain serious threats to the West House of Commons

    Afghan insurgency and poppy crop remain serious threats to the West House of Commons

    Michael Fallon has warned that a stubborn Afghan insurgency and burgeoning poppy crop pose a serious and increasing threat to the West. The Defence Secretary offered his bleak assessment of the progress made in tackling the terrorist thr... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 24th November
  • 15:59 Fallon reveals 'a handful' of UK trained Syrian soldiers have applied for asylum House of Commons

    Fallon reveals 'a handful' of UK trained Syrian soldiers have applied for asylum House of Commons

    The Defence Secretary today revealed that a “small handful” of Libyan Service Personnel have claimed asylum in the UK, after receiving military training. Speaking during Defence Questions, Michael Fallon told MPs that of the 328 Libyan s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 9th November
  • 12:09 Michael Fallon: 2014 has been the year of the poppy On air

    On Air | Michael Fallon MP | Defence Secretary | Sky News Video Michael Fallon MP

    Michael Fallon said the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq meant that Remembrance Day was “much more real” than in the past. “This has been the year of the poppy. The image of the Tower of London, but also an understanding, I think, of the she... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 14:10 Michael Fallon: We're going to be stepping up our training effort in Iraq On air

    On Air | Michael Fallon MP | Defence Secretary | BBC News Video Michael Fallon MP

    Michael Fallon confirmed that UK military personnel would be assisting with training efforts in Iraq. "We're going to be stepping up our training effort. I can't give you precise numbers. I'm here to evaluate training needs. But there ar... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 4th November
  • 16:32 Lobby:Downing Street: Review will consider training Libyan cadets abroad Lobby Briefings

    16:32 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    Number 10 has confirmed that Britain will look at "alternatives" to training Libyan cadets in the UK, after five were charged over sex attacks on local residents. The UK has been training the country’s armed forces in a bid to strengthen... Continue to article

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  • = Key Development Tuesday 30th September
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  • 09:34 Story (2 links): Tories move to block ECHR lawsuits

    PoliticsHome Tories move to block ECHR lawsuits Story View links

    The Defence Secretary has said a future Conservative government would move to block human rights lawsuits against the Ministry of Defence.

    Michael Fallon suggested the effect of ECHR on British law could be "restrained" if the Tories won the next election.

    Mr Fallon told a Total Politics fringe event at the Conservative conference that he was "appalled" by the way human rights law is being used against the Armed Forces.

  • = Key Development Wednesday 24th September
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  • = Key Development Thursday 31st July
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  • = Key Development Monday 28th July
  • 22:31 Story (6 links): Britain to conduct military exercises in Poland

    PoliticsHome Britain to conduct military exercises in Poland Story View links

    The UK will send 1,350 personnel and over 350 vehicles will conduct military exercises in Poland this autumn in response to concerns over Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, the Defence Secretary has announced.

    Michael Fallon made the announcement during a visit to Warsaw with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond today.

    The operation, known as Exercise Black Eagle, will commence in October and is one of a number of planned NATO manoeuvres taking place throughout the autumn in support of Eastern European allies concerned by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said it was "right that NATO members and partners demonstrate our commitment to the collective security of our allies in Eastern Europe."

    He  said: “I am pleased to confirm our participation in these exercises. In particular, the commitment of a battle group to Exercise Black Eagle shows our sustained and substantial support to NATO’s eastern border.

    “We have a strong opportunity at the NATO summit to discuss how we will continue our response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. The UK is playing a central role and we are not ruling out further enhancements.”

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  • = Key Development Wednesday 4th June
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Stories involving Michael Fallon

Fallon attacks 'intimidating' Putin

Britain should “prepare for the worst” from Russia and President Putin, the Defence Secretary has told the Sun.

Michael Fallon attacked the Russian leader for “intimidating” and “threatening” Nato. He said: “I don’t trust Putin at the moment and we have to prepare for the worst.”


Tories move to block ECHR lawsuits

The Defence Secretary has said a future Conservative government would move to block human rights lawsuits against the Ministry of Defence.

Michael Fallon suggested the effect of ECHR on British law could be "restrained" if the Tories won the next election.

Mr Fallon told a Total Politics fringe event at the Conservative conference that he was "appalled" by the way human rights law is being used against the Armed Forces.


Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon has been appointed as deputy chairman of the Conservative party. Mr Fallon, who chairs the Treasury select sub-committee, succeeds Lord Ashcroft, who resigned his post earlier this week.


£30m Iraq abuse inquiry exposed lies, says Fallon

An inquiry into claims of British soldiers mistreating Iraqis during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars has cost taxpayers £30m and exposed mostly “barefaced lies”, the Defence Secretary has said.

Michael Fallon expressed anger over the publication of the findings of the four-year Al-Sweady inquiry, expected this month, The Times reports.

“These include legitimate cases,” Mr Fallon admitted at a Policy Exchange event last night, but added: “We have seen the lodging of claims on a virtually industrial scale.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that the MoD has had 4,000 security breaches in four years due to mistakes by senior staff.


Britain to conduct military exercises in Poland

The UK will send 1,350 personnel and over 350 vehicles will conduct military exercises in Poland this autumn in response to concerns over Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, the Defence Secretary has announced.

Michael Fallon made the announcement during a visit to Warsaw with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond today.

The operation, known as Exercise Black Eagle, will commence in October and is one of a number of planned NATO manoeuvres taking place throughout the autumn in support of Eastern European allies concerned by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said it was "right that NATO members and partners demonstrate our commitment to the collective security of our allies in Eastern Europe."

He  said: “I am pleased to confirm our participation in these exercises. In particular, the commitment of a battle group to Exercise Black Eagle shows our sustained and substantial support to NATO’s eastern border.

“We have a strong opportunity at the NATO summit to discuss how we will continue our response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. The UK is playing a central role and we are not ruling out further enhancements.”


Two leading Conservative MPs are to stand against each other next week for the chairmanship of the Treasury Select Committee, according to The Times.