Cuts Watch #354: Nimrod
The government is pressing ahead with the decision to scrap nine new Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft and contractors are already breaking up the aircraft at BAE Systems’ Woodford plant where they were being built. (Scrapping the places will cost £200 million.) In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, six former defence chiefs said that the decision opened “a massive gap in British security”. In response, BAE unions have sets up a Save the Nimrods website, making the case against the cuts.