Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to General Peter Wall's memo, said:
“This memo exposes the Tory-led Government’s plan to make deep cuts in the army.
“Ministers have got to come clean about their plans and end the enormous uncertainty about which battalions and regiments will be abolished.
“This Government has already announced cuts to the size of the army of almost 20% in just 10 months. They have previously given 100% guarantees that nothing in the SDSR would impact on operations in Afghanistan. We need certainty that the Government will not renege on this promise.”