Monday Matters: Music, News, & Interviews

Trident Nuclear Renewal

August 02, 2016
Monday Matters: Music, News, & Interviews
Trident Nuclear Renewal
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Monday Matters: Music, News, & Interviews
Trident Nuclear Renewal
Aug 02, 2016
Jason McCrossan
Show Notes
Theresa May made her first Commons speech since entering Number 10 on 18th July, during a debate about renewing the UK's nuclear deterrent. In this podcast Jason discusses the pro's and con's with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and former First Sea Lord and former Security Minister, Lord West. The House of Commons has backed the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system by 472 votes to 117. The MPs' vote approves the manufacture of four replacement submarines at a current estimated cost of £31bn. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told MPs nuclear threats were growing around the world and Trident "puts doubts in the minds of our adversaries". Labour was split over the issue with 140 of its 230 MPs going against leader Jeremy Corbyn and backing the motion.
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