May axes Royal Marines unit


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?

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