Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, speaks of worry over BAE job losses on BBC Breakfast:
"This is high-skilled jobs in Yorkshire and Lancashire. I think people will be very worried about this news.
"I think what this really shows is the irresponsibility of having the scale of public sector cuts that we have been seeing at a time when the private sector is just not growing.
"And so you haven't got a whole series of private sector jobs, high-skilled jobs across the north for people to go into if they lose their jobs at BAE.
"So I think the government does really need to respond to this and say what they are going to do about it."