FAST FIVE: Size Of British Army To Hit 200-Year Low, Only Sufficient To "Stay At Home & Tootle Around" Warns SecDef

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Size Of British Army To Hit 200-Year Low, Only Sufficient To “Stay At Home & Tootle Around” Warns SecDef Authored by Thomas Brooke via Remix News, The current size of the British Army is only sufficient if its goal is to “stay at home and tootle around,” Britain's Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned on Thursday.

Speaking to The Times newspaper following a meeting in Oslo with Allied counterparts on-board the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the UK defense minister urged for the country's defense to be properly funded amid concerns of future cutbacks of personnel.

He added, however, that measuring the sufficiency of the British Army is dependent on what the new government's foreign policy objectives look like.

“We get in trouble when governments promise things without backing them up – they want to be everywhere- but they don't fund it,” he told the newspaper.

Wallace was tipped by many to be a front-runner to succeed Boris Johnson when he stepped down in July, but ruled himself out of the top job.

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