New Defence Secretary wants to use drones to target and kill all British Isis fighters
The new Defence Secretary has started his new job with a tough stance on British traitors who travel to Syria to fight for Isis.
Gavin Williamson has vowed to use drones to target and kill any Brits fighting for the terrorist group, insisting that they will continue their efforts to try and harm the UK.
Mr Williamson, who replaced Sir Michael Fallon when he resigned over sexual harassment claims, told The Sun: “They are going to inflict more and more harm on our country, so does that mean eliminating that threat completely? Yes it does.”
The 41-year-old also lashed out at “madman” Kim Jong-un and hinted that Britain could get tougher with North Korea in future.
He added: “This is a madman that cares little about human life and we need to do everything we can to get to a situation where he becomes less of a threat to this country and the world.
“Maybe for far too long we’ve seemed a bit too timid.”
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Mr Williamson’s appointment caused uproar in the Tory ranks, with many feeling he was not experienced enough for the role.
But he hit back at detractors, insisting he was “quite good at delivering”.
He said: “The Prime Minister knows there is no one who is more tenacious, more wily or more willing to do absolutely everything that is required to deliver the aims – that’s what I’m going to be doing.”