Trident nuclear deterrent upgrade 'nonsensical', says liberal thinktank
The UK's plans to spend more than £25bn on a new nuclear deterrent are "nonsensical" and should be scrapped because there is no foreseeable threat to the country, says a study published on Monday.
The paper, from CentreForum, an independent liberal thinktank, says the government is sleepwalking into taking a costly and illogical decision when the army, navy and air force are being squeezed by budget cuts.
The 60-page study, Dropping the Bomb: A Post-Trident Future, is believed to reflect the views of many senior Lib Dems who are trying to force a debate on whether the UK still needs an independent nuclear deterrent.
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"Trident nuclear deterrent upgrade 'nonsensical', says liberal thinktank", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/trident-nuclear-deterrent-upgrade-nonsensical-says-liberal-thinktank