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December 13, 2017

Report: UK ‘Foots the Bill’ for European Defence, EU has Shortchanged NATO by £338 Billion

Britain has supplemented European Union (EU) defence spending by hundreds of billions over five years, as fellow member states short-changed the NATO defence alliance by £338billion, new research shows.
Spending around £214billion since 2012, the UK accounts for just under a …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

UK BAIL OUT Britain propped up Europe’s defence after other EU states short-changed Nato by £338billion

BRITAIN is propping up Europe’s defence after it emerged other EU states short-changed NATO by an eye-watering £338billion over the last five years.
A new report reveals the UK now accounts for almost a third of all defence spending across the …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

UK props up EU’s defence with £17bn as Germany, Italy and France fail to meet NATO targets

It says member states “shortchanged” their own defence by nearly £340 billion between 2012 and 2016.
But the UK has propped up the protection of Europe by £17billion over the same period, according to the Henry Jackson Society think-tank.
Its report, What …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

MAPPED: The states shortchanging NATO by BILLIONS – with UK propping up EU security

In total EU member states have underfunded NATO by a total of £339 billion over the past five years – a staggering amount.
The shocking report, titled ‘What the European Union owes the United Kingdom’, said Germany was the biggest offender, owing £107 …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

‘They OWE Britain’ EU blasted for portraying UK as ‘pariah state’ to mask its own failures

In a major new report that will shame Brussels the Henry Jackson Society calculated the 27 EU members have underspent on defence and foreign aid pledges by a whopping £489 billion.
Experts conclude the rest of Europe “owes” Britain an astonishing …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Britain’s defence commitments

But a new report by the the think tank the Henry Jackson Society, says that the EU will need British military support in future and this should be a factor in negotiations with Brussels.
The report titled What the European Union owes the …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 12, 2017

Tom Wilson speaks to TRT World about the Burkini ban in Geneva

Posted in Broadcast Appearances

British ISIS fanatics could soon be waging war in Afghanistan after being blasted from their terror strongholds in Iraq and Syria

BRITISH jihadists driven out of Iraq and Syria by the defeat of ISIS’s caliphate could be making their way to Afghanistan to wage their holy war.
French and Algerian fighters have already joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, ISIS, News Coverage

Al Jazeera coverage of Trump’s Jerusalem move ‘promoting hatred’

LONDON: Al Jazeera’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has been criticized for “promoting hatred and furthering tensions.”
As Trump’s decision sparked global outrage, with world leaders denouncing the move, international …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Media, Middle East, News Coverage
December 11, 2017

The Henry Jackson Society responds to New York City Terrorist Incident

At approximately 07:20am local time, NYPD responded to reports of a suspected pipe-bomb explosion at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, Manhattan. The suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, is now in custody with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three victims of the …

Posted in Press Release
December 10, 2017

Germany accuses China of setting up fake social media accounts to lure top officials

 Germany’s intelligence service warned on Sunday that China is using fake profiles on social networks to gather personal information from politicians and other high ranking officials.
More than 10,000 Germans were contacted by fake profiles on the social networking site LinkedIn …

Posted in China, News Coverage

Banning jihadists from re-entering Britain could ease terror threat, says DR ALAN MENDOZA

Two months ago, MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned that we are facing a “multidimensional threat” from terrorism that is rapidly evolving “at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before.”Our intelligence services currently run more than 500 operations involving around …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
December 8, 2017

Tom Wilson discusses Jerusalem on BBC World News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Israel/Palestine
December 7, 2017

Dr Alan Mendoza discusses Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem on BBC Daily Politics

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Israel/Palestine

Dr Alan Mendoza on BBC 5Live discussing Boris Johnson’s Comments on the Middle East

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Middle East

Tom Wilson discusses returning IS fighters on LBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, ISIS, Terrorism & Security
December 6, 2017

Dr. John Hemmings discusses North Korea with Arms Control Wonk Podcast

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
December 4, 2017

Securing British Interests in the Gulf Crisis

The decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt to impose a boycott on Qatar this summer was an out-of-character development for the Gulf, where all too much politics is conducted behind closed doors between the ruling …

Posted in Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Qatar, The Orton Report

Dr John Hemmings discusses North Korea’s latest missile launch & Trudeau’s China trip on CTV

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

Beware Prime Minister, the Conservative Party will not tolerate further defence cuts

Those with long memories will recall the Prime Minister, during her campaign to become Tory leader in 2016, promising that “a Conservative government I lead will make a strong defence an important priority”.
Well, it depends what you mean by “a …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage
November 30, 2017

‘Just living’ with a nuclear armed North Korea shouldn’t be an option

The story that came from a diplomatic backchannel between the US and North Korea during the early months of the Trump administration was telling. A group of American experts travelled to Stockholm to meet a group of North Korean officials …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial

Qatar’s links to global terror groups remain deep, new report finds

Qatar’s financial and intelligence links to global terror groups and Islamist extremists remain deep and continuing, according to a landmark report by the British think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS).
In a new publication it recommends a four-point plan of action …

Posted in News Coverage, Qatar

New international report reveals Qatar ties with terrorism still deep

Qatar’s ties with terrorism are continuing, according to a report by the British think tank the Henry Jackson Society.
The group suggests a four-point plan of action to the British government in order to push to Qatar to change its behavior.
The new …

Posted in News Coverage, Qatar

Brexit Britain can chart a new global destiny by spending more on defence

After the short and brutal Prussian war against France in 1870 which consolidated the Hohenzollern dynasty’s German empire, the British Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli warned: “The balance of power has been entirely destroyed, and the country which suffers more and feels …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial

Report argues Britain must ‘invest more in the tools required’ to remain a global power

A new policy paper finds that in order for Britain to maintain a position as a global power; it must invest more in the tools that ensure it can ‘protect itself and prevent conflict’.
The report by the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom
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