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by Jason Moore

The British Defence Minister Philip Hammond has nailed his colour to the mast calling for cuts to the welfare budget rather than at the Ministry of Defence. It is a bold call and Hammond is right; Britain can´t continue to slice the defence budget at a time of world tension. The defence budget has already been cut back to the bone and all three services are just a shadow of their former selves. Thousands of British jobs at defence contractors across the country depend on the Ministry of Defence. Savings have got to be found elsewhere. Prime Minister David Cameron has already talked about using the international aid budget to pay for peacekeeping missions. This could be the way forward. Cameron also promised no further defence cuts and he should keep his word. Thousands of soldiers will soon be coming home from Afghanistan after a long and hard campaign. It appears that some could be made redundant. What an absolutely disgraceful state of affairs.