Labour Party congress discusses postponing JSF

15th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

On the last day of the Labour Party congress delegates have mainly discussed proposals to postpone the government's acquisition of two new Joint Strike Fighter planes.

UTRECHT - In the current coalition agreement, the Labour Party, Christian Democrats and Christian Union have state they will make a decision on the matter this year.

The Christian Union has called for only one JSF airplane to be brought for training purposes rather than two.

Some Labour Party and opposition members are calling for the air force to keep the current F16 fighter planes in service for longer.

Party leader Wouter Bos and parliamentary party leader Mariette Hamer were given a mandate from the congress on Saturday to negotiate with the coalition partners over possible cuts.

Some delegates want to review the whole coalition agreement because of the economic downturn.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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