PETITION: Stop the cuts to the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ships


More than 23,000 people have signed a petition urging the government to stop further defence cuts.

You can sign the petition here.

The petition states:

“This petition calls on the Government to stop cuts to Devonport-based HMS Albion & HMS Bulwark. There has been recent media speculation that the Government is considering scrapping the Royal Navy’s entire amphibious assault capabilities and cut 1,000 Royal Marines. We want these cuts stopped.”

You can sign the petition here.

According to the BBC:

“Two specialist landing ships – HMS Albion and Bulwark – would be taken out of service under the proposals.

The plan – part of a package of cost-cutting measures – has caused alarm among senior Royal Marine officers.

The MoD told the BBC that no decisions have been made yet and that discussion of options was “pure speculation”.

It is understood the head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Philip Jones, formulated the move as part of a package designed to balance the books and free up sailors for the service’s two new aircraft carriers.”

Our armed forces have been starved for far too long. They need a huge increase in funding and should not be the first target for cuts.

Watch: PM SLAPS DOWN Corbyn over his weak defence policy

Theresa May launched an attack towards Jeremy Corbyn over his stance on Trident which he said in private he’ll scrap

The Prime Minister targeted the Labour leader over his views over Trident.

She added: “I think people were shocked to hear that in public the lead of the opposition appeared to support Trident, but in private wanted to scrap it.

“It’s only the Conservative party that is clear about retaining our Nuclear deterrent.

“And in the case of the leader of the opposition, it appears he says one thing to the many, and another to the few.”

The House of Commons erupted following the swipe from Mrs May with many MPs jeering.

Mr Docherty said: “As Member for Aldershot, the home of the British Army, I was deeply alarmed to hear the reported announcement made by the leader of the opposition whilst at Glastonbury festival.

“That he, if in power, would abandon Trident, utterly undermine the security and safety of our country.”

Mr Corbyn is not only a danger to the country but a liar too.

As Mrs May said, he says one thing to the many and something else to the few!

Frankly, if Corbyn was PM we should all fear for our safety.

I haven’t even started to take into account Diane Abbott being the one leading the fight against terrorism.

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