John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury and a member of the House of Commons defence select committee, expressed “frustration” at the spending of hundreds of millions of pounds on a building while British armed forces faced severe reductions.
“I find it very difficult to square news of this expenditure alongside the painful cuts that the MOD has had to bear,” he said. “I would urge Liam Fox, the Secretary of State, to work with other defence ministers across Nato to reduce the burden on the exchequer. We cannot afford it.”
The problem with moaning about this is we are a founding member of NATO and however much the facilities may or may not be overblown, luxurious and wholly inappropriate in times of budgetary restraint, it is very difficult to actually do anything about it.
It’s a cheap shot but too good not to fire, wonder what chairs they will be having in the new building?