Sian Berry: Trident report reveals lie behind Govt claim nuclear weapons keep us safe

21 September 2018

The Green Party has responded to a report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee [1] which has said Trident is 'not fit for purpose', and faces a funding black hole of almost £3 billion.

Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, said the report must be the “final wake up call” for ministers to stop ploughing billions into nuclear weapons which can never be used, and scrap Trident for good.

Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, said:

“This report reveals the lie behind the Government’s claim nuclear weapons keeps us safe. The fact Trident has been found unfit for purpose must be the final wake up call to ministers who are ploughing billions into these weapons which can never be used, while inflicting further cuts on an NHS and public services in crisis. It’s time to stop throwing good money after bad and scrap Trident for good.”

Notes:

1. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/publications/






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