Support for UK Armed Forces and Veterans

Part of Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day first part] – in the House of Commons at 1:40 pm on 3rd March 2011.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox The Secretary of State for Defence 1:40 pm, 3rd March 2011

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.

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