We need full disclosure over whether this is incompetence or cover-up – Jim Murphy MP

Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on Philip Hammond’s failure to provide details to MPs of the Territorial Army sites to be closed, said:

“We need full disclosure over whether this is incompetence or cover-up.

“The Speaker rebuked the Defence Secretary as this being one of the worst examples of withheld information in all his time as Speaker.

“It appears the MoD tried to keep MPs in the dark over the bad news that Ministers are shutting 26 Reserve sites.

“Decisions with significant military implications should be justified not hidden.

“This will be difficult news for communities up and down the country and will be greeted with sadness.”

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