UK Politics

Labour Party: Staggering figure shows the defence review was a shambolic process - Murphy

News   •   Feb 15, 2011 10:59 GMT

Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on today’s article in The Times on the cost of the scrapping equipment in the Government’s defence review, said:

“This staggering figure shows that the defence review was a shambolic and rushed process. It comes on top of news of the harmful way in which redundancies of trainees pilots has been handled.  The Tory-led Government must explain their actions.

“The Conservative-led Government has broken their promise to enshrine the Military Covenant in law and I urge them to think again.”