Defence Secretary Philip Hammond leaves after attending a Cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in London March 12, 2013. LONDON | Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:00pm GMT LONDON (Reuters) - Defence Secretary Philip Hammond called defence planning for an independent Scotland a "fantasy" ... Read more »
Defence secretary, who opposes PM's plans to grant gay couples right to marry, denies accusation Pink News reported that Philip Hammond told students in Surrey that allowing gay couples to marry would be like sanctioning incest. Photograph: Antonio Olmos Philip Hammond, the ... Read more »
Britain's Defence Secretary Philip Hammond speaks to parliament about Britain deploying military personnel to Mali and West Africa, in this still image taken from video in London January 29, 2013. LONDON | Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46pm GMT LONDON (Reuters) - Britain increased its offer of aid ... Read more »
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said they were still pressing the Algerian government for full details, but that the last assault by Algerian forces had resulted in more deaths. "The loss of lives as a result of these attacks is appalling and unacceptable. We must be clear that it is ... Read more »
Defence spending in Scotland is expected to be the focus of a speech by UK minister Philip Hammond. He will be visiting Edinburgh and then Rosyth where he will see work being carried out on aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Last week, Defence Secretary Mr Hammond outlined ... Read more »
'My leadership bid is no laughing matter': Stony-faced Theresa May is unamused by jokes about her am...
She was sat next to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, who has been tipped as her Chancellor It has even been suggested that she could team up with Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to run on a Top Gear ticket of ‘May and Hammond’, named after the presenters of the BBC show. ... Read more »
Is Philip Hammond after George Osborne's job? Defence Secretary accused of undermining Chancellor ov...
Is Philip Hammond after George Osborne's job? Defence Secretary accused of undermining Chancellor over spending cuts Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has been accused of undermining George Osborne by telling him to cut welfare instead of military spending. The call for the ... Read more »
Further big cuts in defence spending would lead to the loss of the UK's armed forces capability, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned. Speaking ahead of the chancellor's upcoming spending review, he said the military was already "extremely taught" after the biggest departmental ... Read more »
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has already seen his budget slashed by 8% in real terms since the coalition took power. He is believed to be among ministers resisting further cuts amid tensions within the coalition about how to save billions more in the 2015-16 spending review. Tory ... Read more »
Philip Hammond has announced that hundreds of troops could be sent to Mali as MPs raised fears that “mission creep” could turn the African operation into Britain’s Vietnam. The Defence Secretary said he knew the risks that the UK could become involved in a lengthy conflict but insisted ... Read more »
Casualties have doubled and desertion rates spiked over past year as Nato steps back, figures reveal Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said the Taliban were struggling to 'maintain the momentum of the insurgency'. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images The Taliban have killed 1,100 ... Read more »
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to the media during a news conference with the Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond, not pictured, at Lancaster House in London on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Britain's defense minister says it appears the hostage situation in Algeria has ... Read more »
Britain's Defence Secretary Philip Hammond arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London, January 22, 2013. LONDON | Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:46am GMT LONDON (Reuters) - Britain published on Thursday a 159-billion-pound long-term defence equipment spending plan, a ... Read more »
British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said Britain was still pressing the Algerian government for full details, but that the last assault by Algerian forces had resulted in more deaths. He called the loss of lives "appalling and unacceptable" and said terrorists bore sole ... Read more »
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was expected to sign a defence treaty with Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith in the Australian city of Perth later on Friday, in which both countries will agree to explore collaborating on the Type 26. Britain has slashed defence spending as part ... Read more »
In the febrile atmosphere at Westminster, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, has been suggested as her preferred choice for Chancellor. Although Hammond has denied the reports, it has been said they would run on a Top Gear ticket of ‘May and Hammond’ — named after the ... Read more »
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the return of troops from Germany marked the end of an era, and thanked the German government and people for their "material and moral" support. He also told MPs the Household Cavalry will be moved from its well-known base at Hyde Park Barracks, in ... Read more »
However, Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, will provoke anger by announcing to MPs the closure of some smaller UK military bases, so the army can rebuild itself around seven major regional hubs. The Scottish National party (SNP) will also be angered that only 600 of the soldiers ... Read more »
The Defence Secretary disclosed that he would strongly resist future cuts to the military Photo: Lee Thompson The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond joins the Royal Marines on Arctic Training near the Asegarden Camp in Harstad, Norway. Photo: Lee Thompson The Royal Marines ... Read more »
Britain's armed forces cannot take any further cuts so slash welfare bill instead, Defence Secretary...
Britain's armed forces cannot take any further cuts so slash welfare bill instead, Defence Secretary tells Chancellor Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned he will fight further cuts to the armed forces in Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review. After No 10 warned ... Read more »