Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to news that BAE will cut 2000 jobs across the country, said
“This is devastating news for the workers and their families. These are highly skilled employees and the potential loss of these jobs would have an appalling impact on them, their local economies and wider supply chains.
The Government must come forward urgently with a clear plan to secure these jobs at BAE, as well as a proper defence industrial strategy to give the industry the certainty that it needs. They must consider the possibility of bringing forward orders to provide additional work for BAE’s employees, such as replacing the Red Arrows’ fleet of Hawk aircraft.”