Author: Hugh McManners

Brown’s Selfish Pleading for Rosyth Jobs

Brown’s Selfish Pleading for Rosyth Jobs

Brown’s choice of speech subject reveals the personal motivation of his decision-making whilst PM, but also the damaging politicisation of defence procurement decisions.

BBC World Service’ Contribution to UK Security

BBC World Service’ Contribution to UK Security

The BBC World Service was part of the UK’s projection of military ‘soft power’, and curtailment of its funding will greatly weaken the UK’s ability to mitigate conflict in many parts of the world.

You Can’t have Aircraft Carriers without a proper Navy

You Can’t have Aircraft Carriers without a proper Navy

Aircraft carriers require a mix of aircraft and other ships to protect them. How can the UK actually use its carrier? And what is the future for the UK’s amphibious capability?

Traditional Publishers Still Needed – So Must Change

Traditional Publishers Still Needed – So Must Change

Publishers are needed more than ever as the gate keepers to quality. Self-publishing is a dishonest exploitation of the vulnerable which will get worse until publishers develop a new business model.