Britain’s first female defence secretary Penny Mordaunt comes from a military family. Her father was a paratrooper and she is a Royal Navy reservist. She has, in the past, served as minster for the armed forces. Photo: Bloomberg
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New British defence minister Penny Mordaunt should focus on home front and not South China Sea

  • The appointment of Penny Mordaunt following the sacking of her sabre-rattling predecessor appears sound, and she should steer clear of matters involving the South China Sea

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Britain’s first female defence secretary Penny Mordaunt comes from a military family. Her father was a paratrooper and she is a Royal Navy reservist. She has, in the past, served as minster for the armed forces. Photo: Bloomberg
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Britain's ousted defence secretary Gavin Williamson leaves Downing Street. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘I have been completely and utterly screwed’: ousted British defense secretary Gavin Williamson hits back after being sacked over Huawei leak

  • Former government chief whip denies the leaking of confidential discussions over Huawei’s roll in the UK’s 5G network
  • Spokesman for Theresa May says ‘this was not about what was leaked, it was about where this was leaked from’
Topic |   Huawei

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Britain's ousted defence secretary Gavin Williamson leaves Downing Street. Photo: EPA-EFE
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