Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to reports that a new defence review will be launched, said:
“The decision to hold a separate defence review cannot simply be an excuse to kick the difficult decisions facing the defence budget into the long grass.
“Just this week we have had serious warnings from the Head of the Army about the threats that this country faces and there has been growing concern that the Government’s deep cuts to our nation’s defences have left us ill-equipped to respond to those threats.
“The true test of any defence review will be whether it delivers real investment in our nation’s defences and the resources that our Armed Forces so badly need. You cannot do security on the cheap and it is high time that the Government recognised this.”
Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to the latest NHS vacancy data, said:“Theresa May
has overseen an unprecedented workforce crisis in our NHS, with over 100,000
vacancies across the system. These latest figures reveal in th… read more
Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health, commenting on the rise in Mental
Health Act detentions, said:“There is no
doubt that severe Tory cuts to the community services that intervene before
people’s mental health reaches … read more
Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to today’s public
sector finance figures from the ONS, said: “Three years after the Tories
promised they would close the deficit, the Government is still on track to… read more
Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to provisionally block Rupert Murdoch’s sky takeover bid, said:“The CMA is right to say the proposed purchas… read more