The fallout from Michael Fallon’s resignation
Michael Crick discusses how Gavin Williamson’s rise is being viewed and where it leaves the government.
Gavin Williamson replaces Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary
The unexpected resignation of Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary yesterday has been followed today by the equally unexpected appointment of Gavin Williamson as his replacement. The elevation of the chief whip, who ran Mrs May’s successful Conservative Party leadership campaign but has never held ministerial office, has provoked disbelief and anger among some MPs.
Could Northern Ireland peace process be compromised by a DUP deal?
Michael Fallon has defended the Conservative’s proposed “accommodation” with the Democratic Unionist Party, saying any deal would only apply to big issues rather than the party’s controversial stance on social issues. But in Northern Ireland itself there are increasing concerns about what impact any deal could have on the peace process.
Fallon: ‘No correlation between foreign policy and this appalling act of terrorism’
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to link British foreign policy to terrorism, and responds to previous comments from Boris Johnson, who once said that while the Iraq War “didn’t create the problem of murderous Islamic fundamentalists, the war has unquestionably sharpened the resentments felt by such people”.
Michael Fallon: ‘we are the party of lower taxation’
We interviewed Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and asked him whether it will be the working families they’re trying to win over who’ll be hit hardest by this manifesto?
FactCheck: Is the government cooking the books on defence spending?
George Osborne surprised many by announcing that Britain will meet its Nato defence spending commitments. Is it too good to be true?
FactCheck: How many jobs from ‘scandalous’ growth fund?
Mr Hancock earns himself a “Fiction” rating after just a week in office, which may be a FactCheck record.