The National Audit Office has expressed deep concern about changes to the Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers made in the 2010 defence review. The NAO queried whether the changes represent value for money and pointed out there would be a decade-long gap without aircraft carrier capability. Margaret Hodge, chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said the report was "deeply worrying". Defence Secretary Liam Fox said changes put the programme "back on track".
I am writing this on the plane to Mexico. It is New Year's Eve, the right time to be flying halfway around the world in the hope of a rebirth. This year, 2016, has been the worst of my life, but...
An Iraqi man died after suffering an "appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence" in a "very serious breach of discipline" by UK soldiers, a year-long inquiry has found. Its chairman, Sir William Gage, blamed "corporate failure" at the Ministry of Defence for the use of banned interrogation methods in Iraq.