On Tuesday several hundred former Fusiliers and their families formed up outside Downing street where a petition to save the Second Battalion was presented to No 10. They then marched down Whitehall to gather in Old Palace Yard to hear three speeches.

Tomorrow sees a further debate on the defence Reforms. The wording of the motion being debated is:

That this House notes concerns about the Government’s defence reforms in relation to whether its proposals for the reserve forces will deliver either the anticipated cost savings or defence capability: and urges the Government to delay the disbandment of regular units until it is established that the Army Reserve plan is viable and cost- effective.

As of last night 29 and signed the motion 22 Conservatives 4 Labour 1 Liberal Democrat and 2 Democratic Unionists from Northern Ireland

Published by David Nuttall

Business and Political Consultant

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