Monday 22 March 2021 / 4:37 PM Defence / John Healey

John Healey responds to the confirmation that the army will be cut by 10,000

John Healey MP, Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to the confirmation that the army will be cut by 10,000, said:

“The decision to cut the army by another 10,000 is a mistake, it could seriously limit our Forces’ capacity simultaneously to deploy overseas, support allies and maintain strong national defences and resilience.

“After cutting nearly 45,000 personnel from the Armed Force over the last decade, this decision will be another blow to our forces, who rightly pride themselves on their history, dedication and skill. It will also cause concern amongst our military allies who rely on Britain’s contribution to collective defence.”