Andrew Neil and William Hague
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William Hague on defence cuts, Mali and EU referendum

4 February 2013 Last updated at 11:43 GMT

British forces heading to Africa were not combat troops, with many helping train African forces and not going to Mali, said the British foreign secretary.

William Hague said Britain was still the fourth biggest military spender and added: "We remain able to project military force."

He spoke to Andrew Neil about the UK reaction to security issues in Mali and north Africa, cuts to the British defence budget, the in/out referendum over the EU, and reports of him swapping jobs with the chancellor.


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