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Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to the admission by the Ministry of Defence that no British warship has been protecting the UK’s shores for the last month, said:

“This is a concerning revelation. This proves Labour’s arguments that cuts made in the Defence Review and unforeseen events around the world have limited Britain’s capacity to act militarily. This is yet more evidence as to why the Government should pause and think again about their rushed cuts programme. The country will be expecting a response from the new Defence Secretary.”

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