MP fears Government 'unprepared' for N Africa threat

The Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy accused the Government of a employing a "carry on regardless strategy" after more job cuts were announced today.

The Labour MP told the Commons: "The Army has been cut, but the threats have increased. There will be a sense that ministers are unprepared for growing threats in North Africa and beyond."

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5,300 Army jobs to be cut

The Ministry of Defence has announced 5,300 Army redundancies in the latest in a series of planned cuts. Those serving, about to be deployed or just returning from Afghanistan will be exempt from the latest cuts.