Following the news that BAE Systems is planning to cut 245 jobs across RAF Marham and Leeming, Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer said:
"This is hugely disappointing news and is hopelessly short-sighted. Norfolk needs high skilled jobs. But sadly when the Government spends more and more of the defence budget abroad it is Norfolk workers that pay the price. This is not the kind of sector where you can turn on and off the tap of workers - it takes years of training."