Sunday, 29 September 2013

Philip Hammond heckled over army cuts at Conservative Party Conference

Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, was heckled during his speech to the Conservative Party Conference by a retired army colonel who called him a disgrace for cuts to his former regiment. Colonel Ian Brazier interrupted Mr Hammond's speech to the Tory conference in Manchester to claim the Ministry of Defence had betrayed members of the Royal Fusiliers by cutting the regiment back.
Mr Hammond promised to speak to the retired soldier, a Conservative party member, before he was ushered out of the hall by security guards.Interrupting Mr Hammond's speech in the main hall, retired Colonel Brazier said: "Tell the truth about the disbandment of the Fusiliers."I write you letters, you don't respond. The public must know the truth - the Fusiliers are loyal soldiers, you have betrayed them."Sir, you need to be looking at defence. This is denial, not defence. You're a disgrace. Read More  HERE  

Well done  Colonel Brazier I salute you.