'Defence cuts due to grave economic situation'

Speaking ahead of the planned peace vigils being held across the country in protest of the planned defence cuts, Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey said the job losses were as a result of the Government inheriting a "very grave economic situation".

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Vigils in protest of defence cuts

Peace vigils are to be held across the UK today in protest of planned defence cuts. Earlier this month Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced major defence restructuring plans that will see the Army lose 17 units.