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December 2011

Hull North MP slams Lib Dems over armed forces pay betrayal

Dec 19, 2011

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today slammed the Lib Dems over their broken promises on armed forces pay.

Speaking in the Commons the Hull North MP said: “Weeks before the 2010 Election, in full knowledge of the deficit, Lib Dems promised to “raise the pay of our lowest paid soldiers by as much as £6,000”.

“Now their Coalition is ignoring the Armed Forces Pay Review Body to impose a real terms pay cut. As I understand it, the Operational Allowance increase only benefits at most a third of armed forces personnel.