Jim Murphy MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, said in response to Liam Fox saying Britain will remain a 'premier league' military power:
"Britain has a unique set of soft power and hard power capabilities and should remain a leading global power. This Government, however, is making mistakes on defence and some of them may be serious.
"You cannot deliver this year's foreign and security policy ambition on next year's level of defence investment. With more cuts to come, our ability to project force and influence around the world in our national interest may be put in jeopardy."