Putin would welcome Labour victory because Jeremy Corbyn is ‘gutless’ on defence, Michael Fallon says : The Telegraph

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Vladimir Putinwould welcome Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister because he is so “feeble and gutless” on defence, the Defence Secretary has suggested.

Sir Michael Fallon said the Labour leader’s failure to back the Trident nuclear deterrent or commit to hitting Nato defence spending targets had been “noted” by Moscow.

The Defence Secretary also said Britain must be watchful for any Russian hacking to interfere with the election and said cyber defences had been put in place to protect the campaign.

Sir Michael made the forthright attack on Labour’s defence policy on a visit to Estonia to mark the activation of an 800-strong British battlegroup on Russia’s doorstep.

Nato has deployed thousands of troops to the Baltic states and Eastern Europe to try to reassure them against Russian aggression.

Sir Michael said: “Russia will be watching Labour’s feebleness. Jeremy Corbyn has not supported this deployment. He has questioned it.

“He has not made clear how they would finance our two per cent commitment to Nato and at every point he has voted against a stronger defence, including the renewal of Trident last July.

“Russia will be watching that, will have noted that feebleness and will be watching it throughout this campaign.

He went on: “Putin would certainly welcome feebler British defence and any undermining of our deterrent or our commitment to Nato two per cent defence spending, or any gutlessness in response to Russian aggression would certainly be welcome in Moscow.”

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2 Comments

  1. “The Defence Secretary also said Britain must be watchful for any Russian hacking to interfere with the election and said cyber defences had been put in place to protect the campaign.”

    Fall back excuse in case of the torags losing?
    Fallon you are a feckin Joke!
    Cut the armed forces to the bone, spend billions on warships that cannot operate in warm water, with no missiles for their launchers, spend up to £205 billion on a non-defensive first strike weapon and then start prodding the Russian Bear with a sharp stick…
    Feckin Lunacy!
    The truly gutless are those who would send our bravest and best into pointless, illegal wars only designed to enrich the banks and arms manufacturers and then leave them to rot on the streets when they return.
    If you are the brave, committed person you claim to be, why do you not lead the charge? Why do you not go over and sort out the next war that the American government tells you to get involved in, personally?
    Then we can decide who is gutless…

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  2. “Sir Michael Fallon said the Labour leader’s failure to back the Trident nuclear deterrent or commit to hitting Nato defence spending targets had been “noted” by Moscow.”

    Nice to see that “Sir” Michael Fallon does not stray far from the same old 5hit he used last time.

    “On 9 April 2015, 10 days into the election campaign, defence secretary Michael Fallon launched a brutal attack on Labour leader Ed Miliband. Suggesting that Miliband would scrap the Trident nuclear deterrent.”

    Lynton Crosby behind that in 2015 and again today.
    Crosby also used the term “Coalition of Chaos” in 2015.
    Fast forward to 2017 does that sound familiar?

    “A story by Tim Montgomerie in the Times in early 2015 reported a Downing Street meeting among senior Tories in which they sought to craft more imaginative ways of positioning themselves on the economy. This ranged from cracking down on bankers and building more houses in London to cool the property market to offering more help to the low-paid.”

    Deja Vu?

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