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BAE job losses at Portsmouth shipyard: Mike Hancock MP

Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock said the BAE job losses would be very hard to replace and described the news as "depressing, disappointing and pretty upsetting".

He said it would result in 500 years of tradition being swept away.

He spoke to Andrew Neil as BAE Systems confirmed 940 staff and contractor posts would go at the Portsmouth site and a further 835 jobs would be lost at yards in Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow, Rosyth in Fife and Filton, near Bristol.

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