Labour MP Dan Jarvis, who is also a war veteran, said Tory MPs should be “embarrassed” by the damage their party has done to our armed forces.
After severe Conservative cuts to the military, the party’s criticism of Labour’s defence policies has been branded hypocritical.
Britain’s armed forces have been devastated in six years of Tory control.
Army numbers have fallen from 102,000 to just below 80,000 – the fewest since the 1850s. The RAF and Royal Navy have also been slashed.
Labour says the Conservatives’ “broken promises” on the military are a security risk to Britain.
With one hand the Tories are drastically cutting defence and with the other they are prepared to make huge demands of it – which could cost lives.
Labour MP Dan Jarvis, who is also a war veteran, said: “Tory MPs should not be trumpeting their record on defence. They should be embarrassed by the disgraceful damage their party has done to our armed forces.
“All three services have been cut beyond recognition.
“The Tories are not the party of national security. Through underfunding and overstretching they have in fact damaged it.”