Bob Ainsworth: voters won’t back higher defence spending

Bob Ainsworth has said that voters do not want higher defence spending and some are calling for cuts.

The recent storm of protest against the “intrusive” nature of the ISA – which critics claim will discourage people from volunteering – could have been avoided if MPs had passed a better law, he said.

“I’m surprised that some of the concerns are now being expressed were not raised by the legislators at the time,” he said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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