Defence: UK Military Status - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:19 pm on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Sterling of Plaistow Lord Sterling of Plaistow Conservative 3:19 pm, 26th June 2018

My Lords, since her famous Lancaster House speech, the Prime Minister has said many times that we are going to go global—that we will re-emerge and re-engage, taking our proper place in the years to come. In the last year a great deal of work has been done and we know what the answers are. The savings that have been made are causing cuts which are completely undermining the integrity of our armed services. Does the Minister agree that at this moment the one thing we know is that our American friends, who will be our key allies in the future, do not believe that we will have the capability to run alongside them as their key ally in dealing with difficult world circumstances in the future?