Jim Murphy MP, shadow defence secretary, called on the government to think again over the strategic defence and security review:
"Last year's strategic defence and security review is already looking out of date. The government's plans were based on strategic and international geo-political assumptions, many of which have been shaken over the past month. Recent dramatic events mean that the defence review must be reopened and perhaps even rethought.
"It would be sensible to stop and reflect again on our nation's strategic defence needs."