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Kevan Jones MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Minister, responding to comments made by Defence Minister Gerald Howarth about Gurkhas, said:

“This shows a worrying lack of respect for a community who have given a huge amount to our country and continue to do so on the frontline.

“We recognise the pressures on the community in Aldershot but Gerald Howarth and the Conservatives supported Gurkhas in Opposition and should do so in Government.

“This is a Government making mass redundancies and who desperately need to show some compassion towards service veterans.

“Mr Howarth should clarify his comments and apologise for any offence caused.”

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