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Ashdown: Cuts to Royal Navy must not be allowed to happen

by Steve Beasant on 6 October, 2017

Commenting on reports that the MoD are considering cost-cutting plans to the Royal Navy which could see HMS Albion and Bulwark taken out of service, Paddy Ashdown, former Lib Dem Leader and Royal Marine, said:

Paddy Ashdown speaking at Lib Dem conference.

“This is not yet a decision but it soon could be, if the government is allowed to get away with cuts which would betray the best traditions of our past and damage our ability to defend ourselves in the future.

“It is time for those who value Britain’s contribution, both nationally and internationally, to the preservation of peace to make sure this disastrous decision is never allowed to be taken.”

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