Defence policy

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How a blackbird captured lockdown | Brief letters
Brief letters: Birdsong | Relocating Trident | Searching for the Guardian


28, Apr, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Trident could be forced overseas or halted if Scotland gains independence
Continuing UK’s nuclear deterrent would probably require help of an allied country, defence expert says

Dan Sabbagh

26, Apr, 2021 @2:33 PM

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Britain is in trouble when even China can rightly sneer at our hypocrisy | Nick Cohen
The Tories’ shameful plan to grant immunity to soldiers who torture must be defeated

Nick Cohen

24, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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UK aid cut seen as unforced error in ‘year of British leadership’
With UK hosting G7 and Cop26 this year, decision threatens Britain’s status as a ‘soft power’ superpower

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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GCHQ chief: west faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over cybersecurity
Jeremy Fleming to say UK must ‘develop sovereign technologies’ and work with allies to ‘build better cyber-defences’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

22, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Defence minister Johnny Mercer dismissed from government
Junior minister had indicated he was preparing to quit over concerns about prosecutions of Northern Ireland veterans

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

20, Apr, 2021 @7:35 PM

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Johnson blindsided as he’s quizzed about Arcuri affair
What PM had hoped would be a feelgood press conference overshadowed by relationship question

John Crace

20, Apr, 2021 @7:05 PM

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UK Covid: Boris Johnson says 60% of those aged 45 to 49 have now had a coronavirus vaccine – as it happpened
In Downing Street press briefing, prime minister also says one in five adults has now had a second dose

Andrew Sparrow

20, Apr, 2021 @5:29 PM

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No lie off limits for Boris Johnson | John Crace
The prime minister was given free rein to waffle and talk over questioners in a debate over the Tory manifesto promise

John Crace

24, Mar, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Keir Starmer pushes Boris Johnson for Covid public inquiry
Labour leader says investigation of ‘many mistakes that were made’ should start when restrictions end

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

24, Mar, 2021 @1:26 PM

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Boris Johnson should withdraw this reckless nuclear weapons plan | Letter
Letter: Musicians for Peace and Disarmament chair Tony Lamb and patrons including Peggy Seeger, Ralph McTell and Sir Mark Elder call for a reversal of the proposal to raise the cap on Britain’s nuclear warheads


23, Mar, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Gavin Williamson leak damaged trust in security council, says Theresa May
Former PM also renews criticism of Boris Johnson’s pick of David Frost as national security adviser

Peter Walker Political correspondent

22, Mar, 2021 @7:07 PM

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