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Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to leaked documents from the Ministry of Defence in today’s Daily Telegraph, said:

“There will be real surprise that the government didn't consult our allies, didn't consult our forces and didn't consult the public.  Decisions were stitched up in Whitehall to meet the government's spending plans, not our nation's security needs.

“As a result the morale of our brave personnel has been badly damaged.

“We all know the Defence Review created big gaps in our defence capability, and now it is clear there is a gaping chasm in the government's credibility.”

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