04/03/2013 |

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns David Cameron to cut the welfare budget, not defence spending

March 4, 2013 by IPB

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned he will resist further cuts to the armed forces in Chancellor George Osborne’s forthcoming spending review.

After No 10 warned publicly last month that the military would not be immune from further financial retrenchment, Mr Hammond made clear that he would resist anything more than modest “efficiency savings”.  Read more…

Source: The Independent