Bishop of Portsmouth responds to shipyard closure

The Rt Rev Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth  Picture: Sarah Standing (122940-821)
The Rt Rev Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth Picture: Sarah Standing (122940-821)
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The Anglican Bishop of Portsmouth says the decision to close Portsmouth’s shipyard ‘does not do justice’ to the city.

The Rt Rev Christopher Foster said: ‘This is serious and shocking news for Portsmouth and the surrounding area. ‘Most of all for those whose jobs are directly now at risk and their families but for the whole community and local economy.

‘The decision of BAE and the government will not be understood by most of us and does no justice to the commitment of this city and area to our island and naval safety for generations.’