Further Spending on Trident

The Tory Defence Secretary is today announcing a £1.5bn contract with BAE systems for a new Astute hunter killer submarine as well as contracts worth £960 million for the Dreadnought submarine programme. 

This comes following the House of Common’s public accounts committee’s criticism last week that the Ministry of Defence spending plans were simply “not realistic” and could be more than

With the escalating cost of renewing Trident increasing to over £200 billion, it’s clear this would be a wasteful and reckless spend on a weapons programme which is opposed by the overwhelming majority of parliamentarians in Scotland. 

The money would be far better dispersed via the devolved parliaments which would allow them to target education, health and transport rather than killing innocent men, women and children.                                                                                                               


The UK is putting £2.5 billion into its nuclear submarine programme

‘Delivering the defence estate’ – report published by National Audit Office

BBC report – ‘Run-down MoD estate threat to defence, says audit watchdog’