Ex-Defence Secretary backs Hammond on military cuts

Former defence secretary Liam Fox has endorsed his successor Philip Hammond's call to protect the armed forces from further spending cuts.

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We can't cut spending on our nat security while still spending big on discretionary domestic programmes. Security is first priority of Govt.

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Defence cuts to be 'resisted'

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned he will resist further cuts to the armed forces in Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review. He said Cabinet ministers believed the greatest burden of cuts should fall on the welfare budget.