TLG members Sir Nick Harvey MP and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen spoke at a BASIC event today ‘A Memo to the next Prime Minster on the Nuclear Options Regarding the Replacement of Trident’ alongside Mr Crispin Blunt MP, Dr. Matthew Harries, Toby Fenwick, and Dr Kate Hudson. The briefing laid out a range of options regarding the decision currently scheduled for 2016 for any follow-on nuclear deterrent system for the UK.
The discussion was chaired by another TLG member The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett MP.
Bob Ainsworth MP, James Arbuthnot MP and Sir Menzies Campbell
TLG members Sir Menzies Campbell, James Arbuthnot, Bob Ainsworth (along with several others) signed an open letter published in the Times calling for maintaining the UK’s 2% of GDP defence spending and 1% real terms increase per year.
TLG member Sir Nick Harvey spoke at a joint WMD Awareness and BASIC event at Warwick University on 16 January 2015.
His talk focused on the future of the Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system, and the positions of the two main parties on the issue ahead of the general election in May.