Britain’s decision in 2016 to renew the country’s nuclear deterrent and build four new state of the art submarines at a cost of £31bn is threatening to sink the UK defence budget. In turn, Dreadnought accounts for one-fifth of the overall nuclear deterrent budget, according to NAO figures for 2018-19.
FT 2nd Jan 2019 read more »
THE MoD has defended its “unjustifiable” plans for a Trident replacement after analysts claimed it could “sink” the defence budget. Anti-nuclear campaigner Bill Kidd MSP – co-president of the international Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) group, which covers more than 75 nations – hit out at Westminster’s “obsession” with the £31 billion project after serious concerns among defence experts emerged.
The National 3rd Jan 2019 read more »
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