Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison | ‘It might be worth listening to me’

    • source icon
    • 11:35
  • William Hague announces Commons business until 17th Nov and no mention of vote o...

    • source icon
    • 11:23
  • Rendition case against UK to proceed

    • source icon
    • 10:32
  • Tom Newton Dunn | Poor old Cleggers. On #LBC, quoted @Sun_Politics poll today to back drugs reform...

    • source icon
    • 10:19
  • Caroline Lucas | Martha Fernback's tragic experience proves the need for drug reform

    • source icon
    • 09:17
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

RSS

Andrew Robathan MP

Conservative MP

Green Box: Andrew RobathanClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all
  • = Key Development Monday 11th August
  • 13:38 Andrew Robathan: no appetite for troops on the ground in Iraq On air

    On Air | Andrew Robathan MP | Conservative MP | WATO Video Andrew Robathan MP

    Andrew Robathan said that there is “no appetite” for troops on the ground in Iraq, and expressed concernsover Britain getting “sucked in” to a conflict. “I think we had our fingers pretty badly burnt in Iraq, as of course did the America... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 14th July
  • 22:48 News

  • 20:15 News

  • = Key Development Monday 7th October
  • 15:20 News

  • = Key Development Friday 21st June
  • 16:46 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 6th February
  • 00:00 News

  • = Key Development Monday 14th January
  • 14:49 News

  • = Key Development Monday 22nd October
  • 15:14 News

  • = Key Development Sunday 7th October
  • 15:31 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 12th September
  • 16:19 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th September
  • 19:31 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 12th June
  • 22:45 Story (10 links): MoD cuts 4,000 jobs

    PoliticsHome MoD cuts 4,000 jobs Story View links

    The Ministry of Defence has announced around 4,100 job cuts across the armed forces today, as part of planned reduction in force numbers by 20,000 over the next five years.

    Minister Andrew Robathan insisted that the MoD would "retain the capabilities that our Armed Forces require in order to meet the challenges of the future".

    But Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy responded: "We are concerned about the human and military impact of these job losses. Capability is being lost, as are people's livelihoods."

  • = Key Development Monday 11th June
  • 15:46 News

  • 15:36 News

  • = Key Development Friday 1st June
  • 16:08 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 6th March
  • 10:38 News

  • = Key Development Friday 24th February
  • 10:34 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 20th December
  • 16:14 Story (22 links): PM to pledge committee for troops

    PoliticsHome PM to pledge committee for troops Story View links

    David Cameron has visited British troops on a pre-Christmas trip to Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters in Kandahar, the Prime Minister announced plans for a new cabinet committee to represent the interests of soldiers and veterans and outlined steps the Government is taking to ensure troops are well cared for.

    He said: "We have doubled the operational allowance so that people serving out here in Afghanistan now get an extra £5,000 and using the money that way rather than having a blanket pay increase… is the right thing to do. We are also, for our armed services, not just leaving it at pay. We have exempted them from the pension increases… we are cutting their council tax."

    Under the proposals the Military Covenant between the Government and the armed forces will become legally binding.

    The Prime Minister said "Our Armed Forces do so much to keep us safe. That's why this government has enshrined the Military Covenant in law. This new Committee is about doing more to make the Covenant work - making sure that throughout their daily lives our troops, their families and veterans get all the help and support they need and in the coming year, I will make sure that we deliver."

    Defence Minister Andrew Robathan is expected to make a statement to the House of Commons today detailing the proposals for the committee, which will be led by the Minister for Government Policy, Oliver Letwin.

  • 14:05 News

  • 13:53 News

  • 13:46 News

  • 07:00 News

  • = Key Development Monday 19th December
  • 17:36 News

  • 14:32 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 7th December
  • 08:07 Story (1 links): Defence minister criticised over medals remark

    PoliticsHome Defence minister criticised over medals remark Story View links

    Defence minister Andrew Robathan angered Second World War veterans by comparing the campaign for Arctic convoy medals to Colonel Gaddafi being "covered in" honours. Robathan suggested that the campaign looked to hand out medals so frequently that their value would be diminished. He said: "The intention post-war was not to cover everybody in medals. Medals in the UK mean something."

  • = Key Development Monday 14th November
  • 14:36 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 14th September
  • 15:12 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 24th May
  • 10:20 News

  • = Key Development Friday 20th May
  • 12:23 News

  • = Key Development Saturday 14th May
  • 10:23 News

  • = Key Development Monday 31st January
  • 14:32 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 1st December
  • 10:35 News

  • = Key Development Friday 6th August
  • 07:24 News

  • = Key Development Saturday 5th June
  • 05:30 Story (1 links): Ceremony marks army's dead

    Story View links

    An annual ceremony to pay tribute to British armed forces killed in action is to take place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire with the Earl of Wessex, Andrew Robathan MP and senior military representatives attending.

  • = Key Development Sunday 30th May
  • 05:50 Story (2 links): Austerity measures a 'sham'

    Story View links

    Critics have branded new rules for ministers over transport a "sham" after Andrew Robathan rejected public transport for a cross-Channel journey for the Dunkirk memorial in favour of official cars.

  • = Key Development Saturday 15th May
  • 06:05 Story (1 links): Ex-SAS man gets MOD job

    Story View links

    Andrew Robathan, an ex-SAS officer, has been made a defence minister - the first from the military for 13 years.

Stories involving Andrew Robathan

MoD cuts 4,000 jobs

The Ministry of Defence has announced around 4,100 job cuts across the armed forces today, as part of planned reduction in force numbers by 20,000 over the next five years.

Minister Andrew Robathan insisted that the MoD would "retain the capabilities that our Armed Forces require in order to meet the challenges of the future".

But Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy responded: "We are concerned about the human and military impact of these job losses. Capability is being lost, as are people's livelihoods."


MoD police face 1,500 job cuts

Deep budget cuts means that up to 1,500 jobs are likely to be axed from the Ministry of Defence police. The tightening of the financial strings will also make it more difficult for the MoD to investigate fraud within the department. The Defence Police Federation has said it received a letter from Defence Minister Andrew Robathan confirming the budget would be reduced from £300m to £180m.


Andrew Robathan, an ex-SAS officer, has been made a defence minister - the first from the military for 13 years.


PM to pledge committee for troops

David Cameron has visited British troops on a pre-Christmas trip to Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters in Kandahar, the Prime Minister announced plans for a new cabinet committee to represent the interests of soldiers and veterans and outlined steps the Government is taking to ensure troops are well cared for.

He said: "We have doubled the operational allowance so that people serving out here in Afghanistan now get an extra £5,000 and using the money that way rather than having a blanket pay increase… is the right thing to do. We are also, for our armed services, not just leaving it at pay. We have exempted them from the pension increases… we are cutting their council tax."

Under the proposals the Military Covenant between the Government and the armed forces will become legally binding.

The Prime Minister said "Our Armed Forces do so much to keep us safe. That's why this government has enshrined the Military Covenant in law. This new Committee is about doing more to make the Covenant work - making sure that throughout their daily lives our troops, their families and veterans get all the help and support they need and in the coming year, I will make sure that we deliver."

Defence Minister Andrew Robathan is expected to make a statement to the House of Commons today detailing the proposals for the committee, which will be led by the Minister for Government Policy, Oliver Letwin.


Defence minister criticised over medals remark

Defence minister Andrew Robathan angered Second World War veterans by comparing the campaign for Arctic convoy medals to Colonel Gaddafi being "covered in" honours. Robathan suggested that the campaign looked to hand out medals so frequently that their value would be diminished. He said: "The intention post-war was not to cover everybody in medals. Medals in the UK mean something."


Critics have branded new rules for ministers over transport a "sham" after Andrew Robathan rejected public transport for a cross-Channel journey for the Dunkirk memorial in favour of official cars.


Related PRO Content

PoliticsHome News

Government reshuffle: latest departures

14/07/2014

PoliticsHome News

Reshuffle - Confirmed Moves

07/10/2013

Lords Business

House of Lords Business

21/06/2013

PoliticsHome News

Full voting list for equal marriage bill

06/02/2013

House of Commons

Minister warns on Malian human rights abuses

14/01/2013

Written Ministerial Statements

Ministry of Defence: Call out order - Reserves, London 2012

12/09/2012 on Ministry of Defence