Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has welcomed the PM’s vow to ‘end the era of retreat’ with what is being billed as the biggest military investment in Britain’s armed forces since the end of the Cold War. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Seven people have been detained after British armed forces stormed an oiltanker off the Isle of Wight following a suspected hijacking by stowaways. Theraid, likely to have been carried out by members of the Special Boat Service(SBS), was authorised by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home SecretaryPriti Patel on Sunday night after a tense 10-hour stand-off.
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Britain is in a "very real race" with its enemies for technological advantageon the battlefield, the Defence Secretary has warned. Ben Wallace said newarmed forces equipment needs to be "threat-driven" and better aligned to theUK's future needs. Speaking as the Ministry of Defence published its Scienceand Technology Strategy 2020, he said: "We are in a very real race with ouradversaries for technological advantage."
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Home Secretary Priti Patel says the UK is committed to tackling people trafficking following the 'avoidable tragedy' which saw a migrant family lose their lives in the English Channel on Tuesday. Ms Patel said the UK was committed to supporting people needing refuge and has "resettled more migrants than any other EU country over recent years". Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Bishop of Dover has expressed her sadness over the loss of the Kurdish-Iranian family who died trying to cross the English Channel. Rose Hudson-Wilkin called for the UK and the rest of Europe to ensure safe passage and dignity for those seeking refuge.
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Clare Moseley, founder of refugee charity Care4Calais, speaks about the deathsof two children and two adults who were attempting to cross the EnglishChannel on Tuesday. She calls for the Government to change its policy towardsprocessing asylum claims. Care4Calais: www.care4calais.org.
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Environment Secretary George Eustice said the key to tackling the problem with migrants crossing the English Channel was targeting the "callous gangs" who were taking money from vulnerable people and sending them in harm's way. His comments follow the death of four migrants (including two children) in the English Channel on Tuesday. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the work of the police and the armed forces in dealing with an incident on board a tanker off the Isle of Wight last night. It is understood stowaways on board..