UK government plans for a multi-billion-pound replacement of Trident nuclear warheads have been confirmed – days after it was embarrassingly revealed by the US. But the decision has been slammed by anti-nuclear campaigners who say that any decision to upgrade Britain’s nuclear tech should have been debated by MPs. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced on Tuesday that the government had agreed to replace its existing warheads with the new design – which will git in both the old Vanguard and new Dreadnought class submarines. Last week, the Pentagon revealed details of the project before MPs were informed or ministers made an official announcement.
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