BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour programme discussed Trident

On Sunday 14th April, BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour programme featured an item on the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, setting out the arguments for and against the renewal of Trident. Interviews ranged from experts and politicians across the political spectrum, including former Liberal Democrat Minister for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey MP, former private secretary to Margaret Thatcher Sir Gerald Howarth MP, and Convenor of the Top Level Group and former Labour Defence Secretary Lord Browne of Ladyton. The programme highlighted the divergence of views on the issue and raised questions on whether like-for-like replacement of Trident is necessary or whether Cold War style nuclear deterrence is outdated in the 21st century.

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