The Tory attack on our Armed Forces has continued with Theresa May cutting one of the last specialist war units of the Royal Marines, the Plymouth-based 42 Commando, in an attempt to deal with a cash crisis in the Navy.
The move has been attacked as a sign of weakness at a time when military activity seems more inevitable than ever.
Former Justice Secretary Michael Gove called the decision “the wrong way to go” and stressed that “in a dangerous world, the best security is a strong defence. Let’s never forget that lesson from all our histories”.
The decision will see the unit lose 200 men to free up money to operate two new aircraft carriers – both of which came in late and over budget.
With £13 billion being wasted on foreign aid, isn’t it time for the government to rethink it’s priorities?