- Andrea Leadsom (Leader of the House of Commons)
There was widespread world indifference to the Russian Cyber attack on Estonia ten years ago. We should have been worried then. The Tories denied the effects of Russian cyber manipulation in the Brexit and General Election 2017 votes in spite of evidence and their policy of dividing Europe. Now it's convenient to up the scaremongering in a budget grab for more money on 'defence'. It was ever thus in the cold war to try to frighten us with the Russian bear.
· Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Defence)
Revolving door at heart of politicians' corruption.
There is still no recognition by the political class, civil servants and retired military of the potentially deeply corrupting character of a revolving door spinning freely. Parliament has disgraced itself again in the conduct of the past PM and Chancellor.