PM Cameron argues that Britain needs nuclear deterrent

In an editorial in today’s Telegraph, Prime Minister David Cameron outlined why he believes it is necessary to renew Trident. Stating that it would be ‘foolish to leave Britain defenceless against a continuing, and growing, nuclear threat’, the Prime Minister called Trident ‘an insurance policy that the United Kingdom cannot do without’. Addressing the costs of the programme, the Prime Minister states that he believes ‘the security of our nation is worth the price’.

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PM Cameron’s editorial follows a series of recent articles on the renewal of Trident in the British press including:

  • Labour is right to support Trident by Labour MPs Angela Smith & John Woodcock, Guardian, 31 March 2013
  • There is no magic alternative to Trident – Britain has got to keep it by John Hutton and George Robertson, 28 February 2013
  • Discarding Trident would not aid global nuclear disarmament; it would only imperil UK security by Lord West, The Independent, 26 February 2013
  • Trident is no longer key to Britain’s security by Des Browne and Ian Kearns, The Telegraph, 5 February 2013
  • House of Lords debate on Nuclear Disarmament and the media coverage, 24 January 2013
  • Trident: no need for like-for-like replacement, says Danny Alexander, Interview with the Guardian, 22 January 2013
  • Trident will not protect us by Nick Harvey, The Guardian, 22 January 2013
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