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Posts Tagged: Trident
The safety of the British people cannot be trusted to politicians who simply try to wish away dangers like ISIS and Putin.
Also: GMB claim SNP demand for Trident removal is election stunt; Cairns sets out conditions for UK Tata bailout, Stormont divisions over EU; and more.
In ordinary times, Labour’s situation in tonight’s vote would be a full-length catastrophe in its own right.
Douglas Hansen-Luke: Tata Steel. Neither closure nor nationalisation make sense. Here’s a strategic alternative.
Javid should be bold, and push for a British steel reserve modelled on America’s oil reserve.
“We need to tell voters that we’re the party that can challenge the SNP – now the only party that can challenge the SNP.”
Nicholas Mazzei: Trident is a 20th century weapon in a 21st century world. It’s out of date – so let’s ditch it.
By 2030, technology and cyber space will have changed warfare to such an extent that spending billions of pounds on nuclear weapons will look practically pre-historic.
As the Leader of the Opposition prepares to address a CND rally, we must not forget why we need our effective, efficient deterrent.
Ruth Davidson: Scottish Labour are too weak to argue for Trident – so it’s our responsibility to be strong
The Government should put the question to the House now, in the interests of national security.
The new leadership’s ideas look like the first sketches of a manifesto that’s more Socialist Worker than New Labour.
The headlines about being Opposition risk inflating expectations. Davidson wants clear evidence of progress and a shift in the terms of debate.
Also: Welsh Tories accuse Labour of huge pre-election advertising; Sturgeon refuses to back investigation into another SNP MP; and more.
He could prioritise welfare, or the deficit, or a dozen other topics if he chose. But he doesn’t see why he should.
Also: Crabb concedes Wales should have more powers; Lords call to pause Scotland Bill; second SNP MP faces police investigation; First Minister of Ulster steps down; and more.
Maria Eagle is only the latest victim of Corbyn’s disastrous mismanagement of his Party.