Sevenoaks and Swanley MP Michael Fallon describes 'great privilege' of defence role

Sevenoaks and Swanley MP Michael Fallon describes 'great privilege' of new defence role

Sevenoaks and Swanley MP Michael Fallon describes 'great privilege' of new defence role

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Sevenoaks and Swanley MP Michael Fallon has spoken to News Shopper about his new appointment as Defence Secretary.

The former Minister of State for Business and Energy replaced Philip Hammond in the role on July 15.

The appointment came as part of a reshuffle which saw former cabinet stalwarts such as Ken Clarke and Michael Gove ousted.

Mr Fallon told News Shopper: "To serve as Defence Secretary is an incredible responsibility and great privilege.

“My job is to make sure our magnificent Armed Forces have the equipment and support they need to keep Britain safe."

Mr Fallon was born in Scotland in 1952 and educated at Epsom College before studying at St Andrews University in Scotland.

He is married with two children and lives in Sundridge, near Sevenoaks.

 

 

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5:29pm Mon 21 Jul 14

molsey says...

How this expenses fiddling twit is now in charge of our country's defence should fill us all with fear.
How this expenses fiddling twit is now in charge of our country's defence should fill us all with fear. molsey
  • Score: 11

8:34am Tue 22 Jul 14

Boris bighead says...

More swill in the trough.
More swill in the trough. Boris bighead
  • Score: 4

10:45am Tue 22 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

I wonder where he stands on the Scotland independence issue ???

Could be a conflict of interests here. Well we don't want Braveheart coming dahn sarf agin while he's in charge now do we boi.
I wonder where he stands on the Scotland independence issue ??? Could be a conflict of interests here. Well we don't want Braveheart coming dahn sarf agin while he's in charge now do we boi. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 3

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