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January 15, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn BELITTLES the US as not most important ally – backing EU and China for trade

JEREMY Corbyn belittled the “special relationship” between the US and UK and hinted that if he was elected Prime Minister it would not be more important than the EU and China after he claimed the superpower is not our most …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom

West Midlands police: terrorism duties left no bobbies on beat

West Midlands police suspended neighbourhood policing for a month last year as the force struggled to cope with the heightened risk from terrorism, according to its police and crime commissioner.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, David Jamieson said there …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom

Timothy Stafford speaks to BBC Radio Wales about US-UK Relations

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, United Kingdom, United States
January 12, 2018

Defence secretary ‘horrified’ at military cost-cutting plans that would leave the smallest British army since Napoleonic wars

The defence secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly “horrified” at the extent of proposed cuts by military chiefs that would see Britain’s army pared back to numbers not seen for two centuries.
 A budget shortfall of around £20bn has forced the hand of the …

Posted in Defence, Global Britain Editorial, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 26, 2017

Europe in 2030: four alternative futures

Europe’s future is not what it used to be. Ever since the global financial crisis broke out nearly a decade ago, Europe has been hit by one crisis after another. There has been a debt crisis, an economic crisis, an …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 21, 2017

‘Boost our troops’ Calls for Theresa May to build BIGGER army to underpin EURO security

James Rogers, founding member of The Henry Jackson Society and the Director of Global Britain Programme, said increased defence spending will help underpin European security.
He called for Britain to increase spending to at least three per cent of its GDP …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 20, 2017

Social media companies accused of ‘radicalising and grooming’ users with algorithms

Internet giants have been accused of aiding terrorist groups by letting their own algorithms radicalise people and draw them into a “bubble of hate”.
The chair of the Home Affairs Committee warned representatives from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that police were …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Technology, United Kingdom
December 15, 2017

Looking to create a ‘Global Britain’? Japan and the Royal Navy might hold the answer

The image of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson shaking hands with their Japanese counterparts, Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera in the National Maritime Museum yesterday was heavy in symbolism.
Taking place in Greenwich, …

Posted in Japan, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

The rest of the EU is in debt to the UK when it comes to the defence of Europe

At the end of the Second World War, the situation on the continent was bleak: European civilisation – or what was left of it – was profoundly disturbed and razed almost wholly to the ground. Germany was in abject desolation, …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

Britain deserves respect in the Brexit talks given how much it has done to keep Europe safe

By James Rogers
On Tuesday, Philippe Lamberts, the Greens’ representative on the British withdrawal steering group in the European Parliament, denounced the UK as a “gangster”. A few weeks before, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s lead negotiator on Britain’s withdrawal, also fired a …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
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

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

Read the full policy briefing here
A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions.
Countries on the European mainland …

Posted in Defence, European Union, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
November 30, 2017

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

Post-Brexit Britain MUST boost defence spending to counter new threats, think tank warns

Unveiling its vision for the future of national security in a comprehensive report this week, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) urged the UK to commit more cash to its military in order to cement its future as a world player …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 28, 2017

Theresa May MUST increase military spending or face ‘darkest days since the Cold War’

A Henry Jackson Society report, seen by Express.co.uk, ordered the Government to dig deeper into public funds to preserve a strong British military.
Author and founding member James Rogers said: “For many years now – the UK has allocated a progressively …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Post-Brexit Britain must spend 3% of GDP on its military to counter global threats says think tank

With infighting raging within the Tory party over proposed cuts to the British military, a report by a leading think tank says that the UK must increase its spending on defence to 3% of GDP to counter rising global threats.
The policy …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

A new policy paper by the Henry Jackson Society – “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces” – finds that in order for Britain to position itself as a truly ‘Global’ nation and as uncertainty intensifies across …

Posted in Defence, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
November 14, 2017

Analysis: Why Europe’s post-Brexit defence club will be more paper tiger than EU army

Some 23 EU member states, led by France and Germany, have signed up to an ambitious EU-wide defence co-operation plan which they hope will create a European defence identity after Brexit.
But what is this new defence union in reality? Is it the …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
October 18, 2017

Judy Asks: Does May Need Merkel for a Brexit Deal?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

James Rogers, Director of the Global Britain Program at the Henry Jackson Society
What a strange question! A better …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
October 17, 2017

Freshers’ fair students are bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists who call for homosexuals to be killed and say the punishment for mocking Allah is death

University students are being bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists who have called for homosexuals to be killed.
Student societies across London have distributed posters featuring organisations which have promoted extremist beliefs.
The freshers’ fairs, hosted by student unions on university campuses in September …

Posted in Extremism, United Kingdom
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