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Relying on army reservists ''an unacceptable risk''
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Relying on army reservists ''an unacceptable risk'', say Lib Dems
07 August 2013



Plans to rely on increasing numbers of Army reservists to bolster Britain's armed forces represent "an unacceptable risk", Liberal Democrat officials have claimed.

In a move likely to create a new split in the coalition government, Lib Dem policy strategists have expressed significant doubts over government plans to expand the Army Reserve from its current 19,000 part-time soldiers to around 30,000.

In a paper due to be presented at their conference in Glasgow next month, they also claim it is "unrealistic" to expect reserves to be ready to serve on the frontline, despite enhanced training.

The paper adds: "In the past the UK faced a potential existential threat (the Soviet Union), which motivated people to join the Volunteer Reserves, and there was little chance of them being mobilised. Neither point is true any longer there is no similar state-based existential threat, while the chances of reservists being called to active service are now quite high."

While backing increased spending on reserves and improving their training, the paper warns: "It is a risk, perhaps an unacceptable risk, to reduce the size of the regular army on the assumption that reserves can be expanded to compensate."

Defence spending cuts mean the number of full-time soldiers is being reduced from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020, and ministers are planning for reservists to take up more frontline duties to help compensate.

Andrew Murrison, the Conservative defence minister, had defended the decision to recruit more reservists. He said: "The increase in the size and greater use of our reserve forces follows the recommendation of the independent commission, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, and is in line with the practice of our closest allies."

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