Nuclear deterrent ‘must be renewed’

The Trident Commission, spearheaded by BASIC, launched its concluding report on July 1st, and it is expected to add significant value to the debate on whether or not to keep Britain’s nuclear deterrent. An article in the Halifax Courier considers the report’s findings from multiple viewpoints, including commentary from Admiral Zambellas, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, who argues that the UK requires a “credible deterrent” which means a full complement of four nuclear submarines and two aircraft carriers. The article further argues that Scotland must look closely at the Trident issue in the upcoming referendum, and whether the £170 million a year that Scotland contributes to Trident could be better spent elsewhere.

Read the full article in the Halifax Courier here.

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