Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Trident increase: There should be no return to the nuclear arms race

Responding to the Government's Integrated Review, released yesterday, Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

“The Government’s Integrated Review is not strategic, not integrated, and not a proper review. Rather, it is full of retreat and broken promises.

"Our Armed forces are being cut back and the Defence budget is in a mess.

“Proposals to increase the number of Trident warheads should not be taken forward. Such a policy would be a breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Increasing our nuclear arsenal now will not strengthen our defence. The world faces many threats to peace and stability. We should not add to those threats by encouraging a return to the nuclear arms race.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nobody has less time for CND than myself but this dramatic increase in warhead numbers is bad.This will not make the world a safer place.The shift in military emphasis from NATO {whatever else is said} to Asia will also stretch our forces tinner. Might just be another of Boris's fantasies like space weapons and tunnels to Ireland.