ANTI-NUCLEAR weapons campaigners claimed yesterday they had exposed the lie that the controversial renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent would safeguard jobs. In a report published yesterday, CND set out the employment implications of cancelling Trident replacement. The report, written by economist Michael Burke, suggested that there was significant potential for industrial development and jobs creation throughout Britain if the £205 billion planned for Trident is invested elsewhere in the economy. Mr Burke said that the highly skilled workforce could be used in a large-scale industrial investment programme. He said that a host of industries were in need of investment, from wind and wave power, to nuclear decommissioning, to aerospace technology to marine industries and others.
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