I've just watched Defence Parliamentary Questions. It was very disappointing. Ainsworth was dire but frankly the Tories did not press him much. Tom Watson (Lab) West Brom E. Asked a question about kit and numbers. Aisnworth ignored the q about numbers and bleeted the mantra about how wonderful the kit is. Nadine Dorries (Con) Mid Beds asked whether the Generals were wrong when they say we don't have enough troops. Ainsworth said that the military commanders are not saying that to him and went back to blleting about how great kit is. Ainsworth said repeatedly that opposition MPs who question the Government are not supporting the troops and are playing politics at this critical time. Rather along the line of what they accused commanders who speak out. This seems to be a standard ZaNU Labour tactic. If you question them you are playing politics. I can only conclude that on a day when several front pages of newspapers are highlighting government lies the lack of robust holding to account by the Tories is because they intend to continue the same policy of cutting the Defence budget and cutting back the numbers of the Armed Forces.