Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Common cause on stopping Trident renewal

London Mayor Boris Johnson rightly points out that the Scottish National Party (SNP) wants to scrap Trident, adding that this is “in defiance of most experienced and serious Labour MPs.” (“Regressive, sarcastic and pious – welcome to Britain under Ed Miliband and the SNP,” Daily Telegraph, 30 March)
However he omitted to mention that the Conservative Defence Secretary Michael Fallon sensibly told Parliament on Trident renewal on 20 January “we also share the vision of a world that is without nuclear weapons, achieved through multilateral disarmament.” (Hansard column 105, www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150120/debtext/150120-0002.htm)
An opinion poll published on 25 March identifies that 81% of Labour Parliamentary candidates also don’t want Trident, thus making common cause with Mr Fallon.

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