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Watch live as UK defence and energy ministers speak in parliament

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Watch live as UK defence and energy ministers speak in parliament

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is making a speech to parliament after France reacted to the Aukus announcement by withdrawing its ambassadors from the US and Australia.

France is unhappy that Australia has pulled out of a deal with the country to build submarines worth billions of pounds – and has instead decided to create nuclear-powered subs using British and American technology.

The country has also cancelled a planned defence summit with Defence Secretary Wallace, and has accused Australia of “lies and duplicity”.

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