Defence is close to breaking and UK faces huge domestic threat, says General Sir Richard Barrons

General Sir Richard Barrons has warned of the catastrophic dangers Britain now faces with weakened capability, telling a committee in Parliament that “defence is close to breaking” and that the domestic terror threat was now huge.

Sir Richard said: “We now live in an age where people who are not on our side have capability that they could…inflict on the UK homeland at short notice which we can’t deal with.

He went on: “We aren’t living in the comfortable waters of the 1990s and we have not yet addressed that.

“Defence is close to breaking and unless you put more money in it, it will fall over.”

Surely time for politicians to listen and stop cutting defence. Keeping the public safe should be the number one priority for the government.