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Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on David Cameron’s failure to keep his promise to enshrine the Military Covenant in law, said:

“I am disappointed that the Prime Minister has not listened to the concerns of the Royal British Legion and the armed forces community. He is carrying on regardless with a policy that does not honour his previous commitment to enshrine the Military Covenant in law.

“The Covenant is being undermined by complacent and rushed ministerial decisions and we will continue to campaign for it to be protected and properly enshrined in law.

“MPs of all parties are questioning the sincerity of this Government’s commitment to the armed forces.

“I urge the Tory-led Government will stop and think again.”

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