Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ming Campbell advice to new Defence Secretary

Commenting on the appointment of Gavin Williamson as the new Defence Secretary, Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesperson, said:

“The surprise new Defence Secretary has a mountain to climb, and quickly.

“There are persistent reports of proposals with the Ministry of Defence to cut the number of Royal Marines, to sell off warships, and to reduce the number of helicopters.

“Gavin Williamson’s first phone call should be to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him not to propose any reduction in defence spending in the coming budget.”

[The BBC has announced that Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has replaced Michael Fallon as Secretary for Defence after the latter resigned over admitted sexual misconduct.]

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