Keir Starmer – 2020 Comments on the Armed Forces

The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 12 November 2020.

It was an honour to spend the morning with the Standing Joint Command, the team that year-on-year provides the resilience and backup that we need, from floods to bomb disposal.

This year, they have provided vital support on Covid-19: delivering protective equipment, running mobile testing and setting up Nightingale hospitals at speed. It has been absolutely phenomenal.

There is a great pride across the country in what our Armed Forces are doing day in day out, and in response to this pandemic. They have been so committed to our country. I was grateful for the opportunity to say thank you to our Armed Forces for everything they do.