CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DEFENCE – CUTS – 13 April 2000

Dr Julian Lewis: The hon. Gentleman [John Smith], in a typically lively speech, is wanting to have it both ways. He suggests that the Conservatives cut too far at the end of the cold war – a view with which I have some sympathy – but then says that it is justifiable to cut further. He should not try to have his cake and eat it.