Of far more concern is that the French are getting the proper version of the carrier with catapults etc, Aster missiles and a fully swept up command centre...things which are now considered a luxury for the Royal Navy under Brown!
In some circumstances, if a bug is found and EVERYONE keeps schtum about it (not screaming c,, a bug, as they find it) it can be useful for planting disinformation; but this demands a degree of subtlety and intelligence which I would not expect from a politician, unless it is to do with getting the snout deeper in the trough.
Doesnt matter that they bugged the idiot. They may get the better carrier out of it, with catapults and command systems, but remember they will flee at the first sight of trouble, so we could send a few toddlers over armed with catapults to their dockyard to claim it as ours (in payment for their snooping of course)
Problem is, if we dont get it first, the next nation to wag a finger at the cheese eating surrender monkeys, will get the use of it handed to them on a plate.
Sport of kings???? Killing the french!!!