MP attacks 'unjustified' £100 billion Trident costs
MP has this week hit out at the £100 billion cost of replacing
Munt attended a public debate on the issue in Wells where she
spoke out against the huge cost of the project.
said: "I cannot fathom how such a massive expenditure can
be justified for a weapon of unprecedented mass destruction that
we can never use, especially in such tough times."
£100 billion for example would eliminate the UK Budget Deficit
for 2012, all of it. The Trident replacement project even has
a negative impact on our conventional forces spending. I cannot
see how a terrorist organization or even rogue state is deterred
by our nuclear force."
do not believe this increases our influence around the world,
non-nuclear weapon states such as Germany and Japan are a good
example of this."
the Coalition agreement we have agreed to not make a final decision
on a replacement until after the next election in 2015."
will continue to argue for the replacement plans to be scrapped
and the money used for better ends."