Defence

John Baron MP slams plans for ‘Euro Army’

June 2, 2016
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MP says NATO defends European Security The EU is reportedly drawing up plans for a ‘Euro Army’ in secret, to be announced days after the British referendum on 23rd June. The plans entail the creation of new European military and operational structures, and are intended as the first steps towards an EU Army. Britain...
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John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe meet with East Anglia Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association

February 5, 2016
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John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe meet with East Anglia Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association

MPs pledge support for Employer Engagement Event John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe MP have met with Kristina Carrington, the Regional Campaign Director for the East Anglia Reserve Forces’ and Cadet’s Association to discuss the possibility of hosting an employer engagement event in the local area towards the end of the year. Both MPs...
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John Baron MP calls on Government to explain British military involvement in Syria

July 17, 2015
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MP says Parliament has made clear its views against military action This morning the media reported that British RAF personnel had been involved in military strikes against Daesh in Syria, despite Parliament making clear its view on multiple occasions that there should be no British involvement in military action in Syria. The RAF personnel...
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John Baron MP questions Government on reserve recruitment

July 13, 2015
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MP says Reservist plans remain high-risk Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Minister for Reserves, Julian Brazier MP, about the Government’s plans to replace 20,000 Regular troops with 30,000 Reservists. John’s question centred around the fact that the Major Projects Authority (a Government body working out of the Cabinet...
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John Baron MP welcomes Chancellor’s Budget commitment to spending 2% of GDP on defence

July 8, 2015
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MP cautions against combining spending from outside MoD budget During his Budget speech in the House of Commons this afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced that the Government will meet the NATO commitment to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence. John and other MPs have long...
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John Baron MP secures Parliamentary debate on Defence Spending

March 5, 2015
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MP says Government should spend at least 2% of GDP on Defence Following an application to the Back Bench Business Committee, which was supported by MPs of all parties, John Baron MP has secured a debate calling on the Government to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence, in line with our NATO...
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John Baron MP presses Minister over Army Reserve extra costs

January 13, 2015
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MP criticises MOD’s continued silence Today in Defence Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP pressed the Government on its plans to replace 20,000 regulars with 30,000 reservists – to be known as the Army reserve. John has been critical about the MOD’s unwillingness to detail the extra costs involved. John asked:...
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John Baron MP presses Defence Secretary on lessons from Afghanistan

November 27, 2014
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MP says any future interventions must be informed by Afghan experience Today in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, made a statement on Afghanistan. This came following the withdrawal of British combat troops from the country, as well as after a terrorist attack on a...
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister over returning jihadists during Lee Rigby statement

November 25, 2014
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MP says intelligence delays must be minimised Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister made a statement following the publication of the report by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. The report concluded that, although no evidence seen by the authorities at the time could...
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John Baron MP questions Defence Secretary over Army Reservists’ Average Age

November 24, 2014
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MP again asks for additional costs of Reservists plan During Defence Questions in the House of Commons today, John Baron MP asked the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, about the average age of soldiers in the Army Reserve. Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions ...
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