SNP slam ‘folly of Trident’ as cost of replacing Britain’s nuclear submarines rockets by £1billion. The cost of replacing Britain’s nuclear submarines has risen by almost £1billion in a year. SNP defence spokesman Stewart McDonald MP will raise questions in the Commons about the soaring cost of the £31billion Trident replacement programme after the Government’s spending watchdog rapped MoD chiefs. A recent National Audit Office report on the MoD’s financial plan for equipment slammed the defence budget as unaffordable and unrealistic as it failed to include a string of costs.
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