OUR Government betrays its own soldiers, by not complying with its duty of care and ensuring that the forces are properly equipped for battle.

The Government then decides that our forces are to get the chop in certain areas, and announces redundancies due to costs.

Now we are informed that the Foreign Secretary has announced that the Government is supplying further body armour and “other equipment” for use by the Libyan rebels.

You just couldn’t make this up, could you?

If the Government doesn’t sort its priorities out quickly, I wonder who is going to fund the rebels in this country when the proverbial hits the fan?

John J Monaghan, Cotman Close, Abingdon