The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 6 April 2021.
Prioritising British businesses through defence spending is not only investment in jobs, but in our communities, and a more secure economy.
Under this Prime Minister, we have seen broken promises and dither and delay, at the expense of UK supply chain businesses and taxpayer’s money.
We cannot go back to business as usual. Labour will protect jobs in the defence sector, harness the skills and talents of our workers, and will deliver value for money for British people, to ensure a prosperous recovery out of the pandemic.