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Labour's plans for Trident replacement look nonsensical says Davey

April 12, 2010 7:00 AM
Edward Davey MP

With a 100 billion pound price tag, it's a system that we simply cannot afford

"Liberal Democrats oppose like-for-like replacement of Trident. It is not suited to today's security threats and, with a £100bn price tag, it is a system we simply cannot afford," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, Ed Davey.

Commenting on the announcement of a new US-Russia deal on reducing numbers of nuclear weapons, Edward Davey MP said: "This is an encouraging move ahead of international talks, which makes Labour's determination to sign up to the like-for-like replacement of Trident look still more nonsensical."

"With the US and the Russians cutting their nuclear stockpiles, Britain should not be committing to the renewal of an outdated, Cold War nuclear deterrent."

"Liberal Democrats oppose like-for-like replacement of Trident. It is not suited to today's security threats and, with a £100bn price tag, it is a system we simply cannot afford."