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Harriers/Falkland Islands

Asked whether the Prime Minister was worried that many former Admirals are saying that we are practically inviting Argentina to invade the Falklands, the PMS said that the Prime Minister does not share this view. The PMS referred to comments made by Nick Harvey earlier in the day on protecting the Falklands. The PMS also referred to comments recently made by the former Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, on the Harriers decision.

Asked whether the Prime Minister thought that the former Chiefs were wrong or were scaremongering, the PMS said that the Prime Minister respected their opinion and added that we had a thorough SDSR process, and we have made decisions based on the challenges facing us now and over the next ten years.

Asked whether the Prime Minister thought that this was politically motivated, given that one of the individuals was a former Labour Minister, the PMS said that they were entitled to their opinion.

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