Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, in response to confirmation of further cuts to come in the MoD budget, said:
“Ministers have confirmed that more cuts are to come on top of those which military figures say have limited Britain’s global influence.
“The defence review has been rushed and botched. We are worryingly close to the red line. More rushed cuts to capability at this time of great global unrest would be wrong. Ministers must stop and think again.
“Liam Fox and George Osborne need to get together to put an end to the confusion and anxiety that the whole Armed Forces community will be feeling.”