Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t think defending the nation is ‘socially useful’. Just as with CND in the Cold War, our enemies will be cheering him on.
Posts Tagged: Trident
From an American perspective, the manifestos make it blindingly obvious that only one party has any faith in the British people.
After a positive pitch from Cameron that led on housing and employment, here is a fuller list of what the Tories are offering the public in May.
We will increase the defence budget by more than inflation; not reduce the size of the regular armed forces further, and replace the four existing Vanguard submarines.
Also: Alliance attacks unionist pact and bids for pro-Union voters; rocky start for Plaid Cymru’s campaign; and Northern Ireland awaits judgement in ‘gay cake’ case.
We need three, if not four, new Resolution-class ballistic missile submarines.
The two battered main parties would do well to speak honestly about the challenges and costs we face.