RUSI and Forces TV hosted a televised debate on the big defence issues facing the United Kingdom. Senior spokesmen from all the main parties took part in a Question Time style debate in front of a live audience at RUSI in Whitehall.
Defence has emerged as one of the hottest issues with heated argument around spending, the size of the army, the future of Trident and how best to deal with new threats from IS and a more aggressive Russia.
Confirmed panelists were:
Conservative Party: Mark Francois
Labour Party: Vernon Coaker
Liberal Democrat: Sir Bob Russell
UK Independence Party: Suzanne Evans
Scottish National Party: Keith Brown MSP
The debate was moderated by Kate Gerbeau with expert reaction from RUSI Director General Michael Clarke.