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Star letter re cuts

February 27, 2010 10:59 AM
By Charles West

Dear Editor

Defence cuts have already bitten into our local activities, including the Army Cadet Force. The Command Centre in Shrewsbury has more recently come under threat.

The culprit, of course, is the Government - the local commanders have no choice but to adapt to a reduced budget. Thus I moved a motion - not the Tories, as reported in Friday's Star - to make the strongest protest to HMG or involve our MPs. I also urged Regional Command to be aware of Shropshire's views.

The Tories removed 'protesting to the Government' - a Conservative Council going along with Labour's defence cuts!

With friends like these, the army need not seek foes!

Cllr Peter Phillips