UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 7:22 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde 7:22 pm, 18th July 2016

No.

We are locked in our cold war mentality of maintaining weapons to counter threats that do not exist, telling ourselves that an imminent threat could emerge at any time. Spending billions on Trident renewal is paying a ransom to past fears when we should be investing in a hopeful future. The generations to come shall reap what we sow. I fear that if we continue down this road we may never be able to find our way back to a safe haven.