Labour: Defence review decisions need reconsidering

Labour: Defence review decisions need reconsidering
Labour: Defence review decisions need reconsidering

Shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy responds to a Royal United Services Institute thinktank survey of the defence and security community showing that less than a third of defence and security professionals think Britain has an appropriate national security strategy:

"This is a devastating assessment of the government's record on defence.

"Events have exposed the flaws of a rushed review. Experts have little confidence in the government's ability to tackle today's challenges.

"We have capability gaps, a timid industrial strategy and a demoralised defence community. The legacy of the previous defence secretary needs to be corrected. The new defence secretary needs to show us he is his own man and sort this out.


"The security landscape is changing, we don’t need more of the same.

"More and more evidence mounts that we need to reconsider the decisions made in the defence review."
 

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