UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tories put neo-con ideology above national interest on defence said Harvey

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2010 10:21 GMT

“Liam Fox’s brand of neo-con, anti-European thinking puts ideology above the national interest," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Defence Secretary.

Commenting on Liam Fox’s call for the UK to fight alone, without allies, Nick Harvey said:

“These are desperately undiplomatic comments on the eve of a major allied operation in Afghanistan.

“Liam Fox’s brand of neo-con, anti-European thinking puts ideology above the national interest.

“His views on defence look hopelessly unrealistic when he refuses to say where the money will come from. Just like Labour, the Tories’ refusal to consider the renewal of Trident in a future defence review makes a mockery of the whole process.”