Responding to Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s statement, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Defence Jamie Stone MP said:
"The report by a BBC correspondent that HMS Defender was "harassed" paints a very concerning picture. The Secretary of State must set out exactly what took place.
“Her Majesty’s Government must ensure that a continuous global positioning livestream can publicly validate the true position of all our warships, at all times, in real time. This will help keep our warships safe and clearly identify acts of aggression based on false claims of ships’ positions at any time.”