“Many of those who fought in the dust and the danger of Afghanistan are being rewarded with P45s” – Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy MPJim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on the 4,100 redundancies the Government is making to Armed Forces personnel, said:

“Many of those who fought in the dust and the danger of Afghanistan are being rewarded with P45s.

“All of those who trusted David Cameron in opposition when he promised a larger Army will feel badly let down.

“Savings have to be made, but we worry important skills and capabilities are being lost without thought for our Forces’ role in the world.

“The Defence Secretary claims to have balanced the budget but he cannot tell us how. Many will feel he is doing so at the expense of brave individuals who served their country.

“Britain will need to confront global threats with leaner, rebalanced, more advanced Armed Forces in future. The most important baseline, however, is national security and we need to know the full military impact of so many people leaving the Armed Forces so quickly.

“Ministers must do more to convince that they are looking after families, Service-leavers and those on the frontline.”

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One thought on ““Many of those who fought in the dust and the danger of Afghanistan are being rewarded with P45s” – Jim Murphy

  1. I thought that without National Service of many years ago, all Military personnel had to sign up for a minimum length of service with periodic options to return to civilian life. If that is still the case, does the Government pay for the remaining length of time they have to serve when they are made redundant ? if not it is certainly worth looking into.

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