Support for UK Armed Forces and Veterans
Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day first part]
Liam Fox (The Secretary of State for Defence; North Somerset, Conservative)
Like all right hon. and hon. Members, I am extremely impressed and moved by what my hon. Friend is saying. However, it is not the state alone—meaning the governors of the state—that required sacrifices either in the second world war or in Afghanistan; it is the people of the United Kingdom as a whole. That is why the military covenant exists not only between the state and the armed forces, but between the whole nation and the armed forces.