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Trident Renewal

Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:22 pm on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green 2:22 pm, 20th January 2015

The hon. Gentleman is knowledgeable about defence issues, but he will recognise that one of NATO’s founding beliefs was, and still is, that an attack on one is an attack on all. The view that the country could be subject to a nuclear attack without the response of the American nuclear umbrella is, in my opinion, inconceivable, and is completely contrary to what NATO is and why it has been successful.