Defence Secretary comes out fighting for armed forces

The Defence Secretary came out fighting for his department today, provoking open splits in the coalition over further spending cuts. Philip Hammond warned the capability of the armed forces is at risk and cuts to welfare would be more appropriate.

ITV News' political correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:

Read: Defence cuts to be 'resisted'.

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Defence cuts to be 'resisted'

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned he will resist further cuts to the armed forces in Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review. He said Cabinet ministers believed the greatest burden of cuts should fall on the welfare budget.