Reverse BAE Systems decision to close Portsmouth
Defence Shipbuilding in the UK
It is in gross negligence to allow the strategic building capacity of the UK to be conducted in one location.
The UK government is established to defend the UK against threats of all kinds and do what's in British interests; it does this through contingency planning. It's is a significant risk to British security to allow the Portsmouth advanced shipbuilding capability to be squandered.
It is therefore the aim of this petition to encourage the UK government along with the MoD to establish Portsmouth as a site of strategic importance and work with BAE Systems to cancel published plans to close the Portsmouth site for shipbuilding.
It must also be noted that those employed in Portsmouth are highly skilled and work hard to provide the Royal Navy with the latest in advanced warships and to lose the skilled workforce is tantamount to destroying an already small skill base. We cannot afford to lose this knowledge.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
There is already an e-petition about this issue.
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