UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Report yet more evidence of defence spending shambles says Harvey

Press Release   •   Dec 15, 2009 10:37 GMT

“It is absurd for Labour to exclude multi-billion pound programmes such as Trident from the spending review," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Defence Secretary.

Commenting on today’s NAO report, which finds a multi-billion pound shortfall between the defence budget and planned expenditure, Nick Harvey said:

“This is yet more evidence of the defence spending shambles that this Government has presided over.

“The Strategic Defence Review must be radical and must consider all areas of the defence budget if we are ever to sort this mess out.

“It is absurd for Labour to exclude multi-billion pound programmes such as Trident from the spending review. They must also work to correct the outdated, Cold War thinking that sees this country spending billions on largely useless projects such as Eurofighter.”