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Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton’s interview in The Guardian, said:

“Forces families will be shocked and they will want to know that those serving on crucial operations in Libya will not be sacked on their return. 

“On the day the Air Chief Marshal warns about the pressures being placed on the RAF, and when our Forces are being asked to do more overseas, the country will want the Tory-led Government to explain the impact of their actions. 

“Our Forces deserve better. The Conservative-led Government should pause, think again and reopen their rushed defence review.” 

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