UK Defence budget increase signals further shift towards new Cold War

It has been announced this week that the UK military is to receive an extra £4bn a year over the next four years. This represents an increase of around 10% per annum and sits on top of existing plans to increase defence spending at above inflation rates.

3 socialist MPs sacked by Starmer after voting against Tory torture bill

On Wednesday (23 September 2020), Keir Starmer sacked 3 socialist Labour MPs from their front-bench positions for voting against Boris Johnson’s Overseas Operations Bill.

Ministry of Defence blacklists media outlets that criticise the British Military

The arrest of former Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Batati by military police on Monday 24th August for protesting outside Downing Street against the British government’s sale of arms to the Saudis for their invasion in Yemen was a clear enough indicator as to how the British government and the Ministry of Defence in particular view anyone attempting to speak out against any wrongdoings.