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November 28, 2017

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
October 12, 2017

UK: Extremely Selective Free Speech

Apparently, 112 events featuring extremist speakers took place on UK campuses in the academic year 2016/2017, according to a recent report by Britain’s Henry Jackson society: “The vast majority of the extreme speakers recorded in this report are Islamist extremists, though one …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
October 11, 2017

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

By John Hemmings and James Rogers
The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean …

Posted in Asia, Defence, News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
October 6, 2017

If Britain Is to Leave the EU, London Must Double-Down on NATO

By Dr John Hemmings and Jack Wright
In his first interview since being elected chairman of the NATO military committee, the UK’s Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attempted to promote the centrality of the military alliance to European defense, stating the European …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
October 4, 2017

Extremist speakers are still visiting universities. Here is how we can challenge them

By Richard Black.

This week, tens of thousands of students will begin at university. Yet rather than the pleasure of university, the focus is once again on the dangers posed by the presence of radical speakers on British campuses. New steps are needed to …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

Students invite radical Islamic speakers to over 110 events in a year despite the Government’s terror crackdown

Radical Islamic speakers have been invited to more than 100 events hosted by student societies over the past year despite a government crackdown.
A new report reveals the speakers were invited to speak to undergraduates at elite institutions including Oxford, Warwick …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom

School of Oriental and African Studies hosted more extreme speakers in past year than any other university, report finds

The School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) has hosted more extreme speakers and events in the past academic year than any other university in the country, a new report has found.
The prestigious London university, which is well-known for its …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom

New Report: Top UK Universities Hosting Islamists Who Praise Terrorist Groups, Bash Jews and Israel

Major British universities are hosting Islamist speakers with a history of endorsing terrorist groups, demonizing Jews, and defaming Israel, a London-based think tank has found.
While the majority of universities in the UK are living up to requirements outlined by the …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom

REPORT: More than 100 Extremist Speakers Invited to British Universities

British universities hosted 110 events featuring extremist speakers in the last academic year, 2016/17, with the highest proportion taking place in London institutions, a report has found.
The extremist events listed were overwhelmingly organised by Islamic societies and groups and speakers …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Britain’s universities are ‘fertile ground’ for hate speech

Britain’s top universities are fertile ground for hate speech, says a think tank that ranks SOAS as the top venue for extremist lectures.
Universities in the UK hosted more than 100 events featuring an extremist speaker last year despite official claims …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Extremist Speakers Have a Free Run at British Universities and Antisemitism Is Rife at Events, New Report Finds

A detailed report on “Extreme speakers and events” in the 2016-17 academic year has revealed a plethora of antisemitic extremist speakers being given platforms in British universities. Of the 112 separate extremist events mentioned in the report, 50 events included the hosting …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom
October 2, 2017

Priti Patel pledges millions to fight slavery as she brands trafficking ‘like terrorism’

Priti Patel today backed the Evening Standard investigation into modern slavery — and pledged millions to help tackle it.
In an exclusive interview with the Evening Standard, the International Development Secretary stressed the urgency of the investigation as she compared it …

Posted in News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 28, 2017

Extreme Speakers and Events in the 2016-17 Academic Year

A new report by The Henry Jackson Society explores the extreme speakers and events in the 2016-17 academic year.
The Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has found that the majority of universities are satisfying the requirements of the …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Research, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 25, 2017

How to remake European defence after Brexit

Last week, the Department for Exiting the European Union published its latest paper on the future of British engagement with the EU’s foreign, security and defence policies and mechanisms. As a general introduction to British thinking on these issues – particularly the …

Posted in Global, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 20, 2017

Brexit negotiations: UK ‘in strong position’ as it’s the most capable country in the EU

BRITAIN is negotiating Brexit from a position of strength because it is the most capable country in the EU, a detailed study revealed.
On a range of 35 criteria it comes second in the world only to the United States, said …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Leading think tank says Britain will THRIVE post Brexit

A LEADING think tank has revealed that Britain is set to THRIVE post-Brexit.
New research from the Henry Jackson society suggests that the UK is well positioned to strike trade deals with the world and become a ‘Global Britain’.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind who was …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Britain beats Europe in global power index

The UK is the most geopolitically capable country in Europe according to a new report on global power.
Britain beat France, Germany and Russia on world power rankings which measured economics, technological prowess, military strength and cultural prestige.
Globally the UK came second …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Ignore the pessimists – Britain is still a major power and Brexit was the decision of a confident people

With a land area of less than 250,000 square kilometres, we frequently hear that Britain is a very small country, nothing more than a rainy little island located off the coast of north-western Europe. As Simon Kuper writes for The Financial Times: “Britain …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

BREAKING: Britain MOST INFLUENTIAL country in Europe – report reveals

A new report has sensationally revealed that the United Kingdom is the most influential country in Europe, coming second worldwide only to the United States of America.
This is huge news at a time when the great and the powerful inside …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

GREAT BRITAIN INDEED: Britain is the second most ‘powerful’ country in the world beating Russia, India and France, experts reveal

Dr Alan Mendoza found that the British economy, technology and military kept the UK ahead of all other countries apart from the US
BRITAIN is second only to the US as the most “geopolitically powerful” country in the world despite Brexit …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Brexit Britain ‘wields most influence in Europe and is second only to US worldwide’

Britain wields the most geopolitical influence in Europe and is in a “remarkably strong” position to mould its own destiny after Brexit, a think tank has said, as its director hit out at “doom and gloom” displayed by pro-Remain campaigners.
In its “Audit …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom
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