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Ben Wallace (politician)

British politician, UK Defence Secretary

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Ben Wallace (politician): British politician, UK Defence Secretary
Robert Ben Lobban Wallace is a British politician and former soldier who has served as Secretary of State for Defence since 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre and Preston North, formerly Lancaster and Wyre, since 2005.

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Wallace pays tribute to nuclear test veterans [Video]

Wallace pays tribute to nuclear test veterans

Wallace pays tribute to nuclear test veterans Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has thanked nuclear test veterans for their service as it’s announced that King Charles has created a new medal to mark..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:17Published
Defence Secretary: Don't underestimate Russia [Video]

Defence Secretary: Don't underestimate Russia

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says the world should 'not be grateful' to Russia for withdrawing from Kherson as he warns that the brutal regime cannot be underestimated, especially following news that..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:14Published
Defence Secretary had 'good' discussions with Treasury [Video]

Defence Secretary had 'good' discussions with Treasury

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that he has had "good discussions with the Treasury" but acknowledged that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt had "very difficult job" amid speculation that there may be cuts to..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:38Published
Ben Wallace corners reporters: ‘There’s my revenge’ [Video]

Ben Wallace corners reporters: ‘There’s my revenge’

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace sells poppies to reporters outside Downing Street announcing “there’s my revenge” as he takes money from crew members. This comes a day after Rishi Sunak launched..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:02Published
Wallace 'leaning towards' Boris Johnson as he rules himself out of PM race [Video]

Wallace 'leaning towards' Boris Johnson as he rules himself out of PM race

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says he is "leaning towards" Boris Johnson as his choice to replace Liz Truss in Downing Street, as he rules himself out of the race to become the UK’s next prime..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:33Published
Russian jet 'released missile' near unarmed British plane [Video]

Russian jet 'released missile' near unarmed British plane

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace tells the Commons about a "potentially dangerous" incident which took place on 29 September. He says a Russian jet released a missile in the vicinity of an unarmed RAF..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:42Published

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Flagship royal yacht scrapped, defence secretary confirms

A plan to build a new royal yacht has been scrapped, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed.
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Fixing chronic problems with flying training was RAF chief's 'only priority' and could take years to resolve

fixing chronic problems with flying training was raf chief's 'only priority' and could take years to resolve
Ben Wallace, the defence secretary, instructed the head of the Royal Air Force to fix chronic problems with flying training for new pilots as "his only priority", a defence source has said.
Sky News - Published

Defence secretary endorses 'authentic' and 'honest' Liz Truss for Tory leadership

defence secretary endorses 'authentic' and 'honest' liz truss for tory leadership
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has revealed his support for cabinet colleague Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race.
Sky News - Published

Wallace supports Truss and says Russia should be pushed out of 'the whole of Ukraine'

wallace supports truss and says russia should be pushed out of 'the whole of ukraine'
Ben Wallace has reinforced Liz Truss' view that Russian forces must be pushed out of "the whole of Ukraine" - and suggested this should include Crimea.
Sky News - Published

Target of 'Kremlin hoax' Defence Secretary Ben Wallace 'understands threat very well'

target of 'kremlin hoax' defence secretary ben wallace 'understands threat very well'
The defence secretary has said he "understands (the) threat very well" and would never disclose sensitive information on an insecure line after being targeted by a suspected Russian hoax, a colleague..
Sky News - Published

Wallace: UK govt will send more weapons to Ukraine

wallace: uk govt will send more weapons to ukraine
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced the UK government will send more weapons to Ukraine for the country to defend itself against Russian aggression.
Sky News - Published

Russians 'changing tactics, so Ukrainians need to': UK may send air defence missiles

russians 'changing tactics, so ukrainians need to': uk may send air defence missiles
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced the UK government will send more weapons to Ukraine, including fresh supplies of anti-tank missiles, for the country to defend itself against Russian..
Sky News - Published

Ben Wallace says he would support Poland in supplying jets to assist Ukraine if they chose to do so

ben wallace says he would support poland in supplying jets to assist ukraine if they chose to do so
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said he would support Poland in supplying jets to assist Ukraine if they chose to do so.
Sky News - Published

Russia to get 'harder, tougher and more indiscriminate' as Putin racks up 'significant casualties'

russia to get 'harder, tougher and more indiscriminate' as putin racks up 'significant casualties'
Russia will get "harder, tougher and more indiscriminate" in its attack on Ukraine as Vladimir Putin's invasion effort lags "considerably" behind schedule, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has warned.
Sky News - Published

'Not good enough': Defence secretary 'pretty angry' over MoD's Afghan data breaches

'not good enough': defence secretary 'pretty angry' over mod's afghan data breaches
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has branded the handling of data in his department "not good enough" and revealed he is "pretty angry" about breaches relating to Afghans resettling in the UK.
Sky News - Published

UK's Afghanistan evacuation has 'matter of hours left' - defence secretary

The UK's evacuation mission at Kabul's airport has "a matter of hours" left, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said.
Sky News - Published

Afghanistan exit deadline extension 'unlikely' as situation gets 'more dangerous' - defence secretary

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said it is "unlikely" the 31 August deadline to pull troops out of Afghanistan will be extended as it gets "more and more dangerous".
Sky News - Published

Defence secretary backs UK armed forces chief over 'Taliban has changed' remarks

defence secretary backs uk armed forces chief over 'taliban has changed' remarks
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has backed the UK's armed forces chief over comments he made to Sky News suggesting the Taliban has "changed" since it was last in power 20 years ago.
Sky News - Published

Blocking vaccine exports will harm EU reputation, minister warns Brussels

blocking vaccine exports will harm eu reputation, minister warns brussels
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has warned any bid by the EU to block coronavirus vaccine exports to the UK would be "counterproductive" and damage the bloc's reputation globally.
Sky News - Published

'Bloody awful': British defence minister describes having COVID-19

Having COVID-19 was "bloody awful," British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Monday, saying that the virus had sapped his energy, reduced his will and temporarily taken away his sense of taste and..
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