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Labour accuses government of taking 'military gamble'

We support an increased role for our reserves, however these plans are not intended to complement our army but fill capability gaps left by government cuts to personnel.

Senior military figures have warned of the danger of the military gamble the Government are taking with their reserve policy.

There are concerns over the recruitment crisis that has hit the reserve force. Many are concerned that employers' scepticism has not been allayed.

We hope ministers have a package of workplace support, including legislation to protect reservists from discrimination.

– Labour Shadow defence minister Kevan Jones