Up to 130 Labour MPs will defy Jeremy Corbyn and vote to renew Trident, anti-nuclear campaigners have estimated – challenging the leader’s belief that the majority of the party backs his position. After analysing thousands of public statements, past voting records and private conversations with activists groups, Trident opponents believe a majority of Labour MPs support renewal.
Telegraph 30th Jan 2016 read more »
Labour could refuse to vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent, an issue that is deeply dividing the party, because of a lack of detail about the next generation of nuclear missile-carrying submarines. The Conservatives want to hold a snap vote in the House of Commons to approve the construction of four new submarines, currently estimated to cost £31bn, that would maintain Britain’s round-the-clock nuclear deterrent. This vote is now expected by Easter, before Labour completes a review that is expected to overturn the party’s current policy of supporting Trident.
Independent 30th Jan 2016 read more »