Williamson’s ‘warmongering’ speech condemned by veterans and peace campaigners

Phil Miller - 12 February 2019

DEFENCE Secretary Gavin Williamson has been roundly condemned by peace and veterans campaigners, who accused him of squandering money on military adventures and neglecting troops when they return home.

Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute yesterday, Mr Williamson laid out his plans to develop two “strike groups, complete with escorts, support vessels and helicopters,” based east and west of the Suez canal.

He announced that Britain’s new aircraft carrier will sail to the Pacific as part of her maiden mission, which will be seen as provocative by China... See more