UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 7:33 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham 7:33 pm, 18th July 2016

One of the great traditions of this House is that on matters of conscience, such as that before us today, Members draw on a wide range of different experiences and viewpoints in coming to their conclusions.

The argument has been made that not replacing our nuclear weapons would diminish our international standing and be an abdication of our role as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. We have heard that Trident is a necessary deterrent—the ultimate insurance policy for our nation. People have written to me about the jobs that rely on Trident.