Jeremy Corbyn faced a fresh split over Labour’s policy on Trident on Thursday after his shadow defence secretary said she would be prepared to use the nuclear deterrent. The Labour leader put himself on a collision course with his shadow cabinet last year by declaring that he would never launch a nuclear strike if he was prime minister. But Nia Griffith said it was “absolutely vital” that politicians should be prepared to use Trident – “otherwise it’s not a deterrent”. She also revealed that the Labour leader’s office had not checked her views on Trident before offering her the job last year.
Telegraph 17th March 2017 read more »
JEREMY Corbyn faces further divisions within the Labour Party after Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith said she would be willing to use Britain’s nuclear deterrent.
Express 18th March 2017 read more »