Army cuts cast shadow over future of QEC carriers?
The Army cuts announced by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, which will see personnel fall from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020, have "increased uncertainty where clarity was needed" according to Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy.
According to Robert Fox, Defence Correspondent at the London Evening Standard, these cuts are entirely "political… [the Army is] living on a wish and a prayer of the most doctrinaire Tory policy that private industry will succeed."
Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary...
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