“Only this government could melt multi-billion pound aircraft carriers” – Kevan Jones MP

Commenting on newspaper reports that US trials show the Royal Navy’s new Harrier-style jump jet could melt the decks of aircraft carriers, Shadow Defence Minister Kevan Jones MP said:

“The country will be exasperated at the Government’s chaotic carrier programme. How can we trust a government which cannot competently complete such a vital piece of equipment essential to national security?

“Only this government could melt multi-billion pound aircraft carriers.

“We need urgent answers. There must be no more delay in closing the damaging capability gap left by the rushed defence review which cut the Harrier fleet. We must also understand the financial implications of using untested technology.

“The Government made a rash decision to leave Britain without air power at sea for a decade and then made a humiliating u-turn to adopt Labour’s original plan. Ministers have wasted our time, money and prestige.”

You can read the full story from the Mirror here – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/joint-strike-fighters-may-melt-ships-845478

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