UK Politics

Labour Party: Sacking our armed forces in this way is absolutely unforgivable - Murphy

News   •   Feb 16, 2011 09:06 GMT

Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on today’s article in The Sun about 38 warrant officers being sacked by email, said:

“Sacking anybody by e-mail is wrong, but sacking our armed forces in this way is absolutely unforgivable.  The whole armed forces community will be shocked and appalled.

“We can't halt every redundancy in the armed forces, but this was a cold-hearted act towards those whose courage and commitment to our country is unsurpassed. They must be treated with the utmost respect.

“Ministers must explain why and how this happened and ensure it is never, ever repeated.”