UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 8:18 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Transport) 8:18 pm, 18th July 2016

I can only agree with my colleague. I was about to make a point about the vulnerability of the military systems. The Defense Science Board report states:

The United States cannot be confident that our critical Information Technology (IT) systems will work under attack from a sophisticated and well-resourced opponent utilizing cyber capabilities in combination with all of their military and intelligence capabilities.”

We face the prospect of investing in a military dodo, but the situation is even worse because it can be hacked and used against us, and the Government plan to spend up to £205 billion on it.

I will not vote for Trident renewal tonight, for all of the good reasons that have been laid out, one after another, by my colleagues, but the main reason is that it is an obscenity.