A CUMBRIAN MP has criticised a suggestion to scrap nuclear submarines in favour of cheaper airbourne alternatives. Reports claim that the Labour party is considering backing a plan to replace Trident submarines with nuclear-armed planes. The proposal, which was originally drafted for a Liberal Democrat think-tank, is reportedly being considered by shadow defence secretary, Emily Thornberry, as part of Labour’s defence policy review. The plan would see the Barrow-built submarines scrapped and replaced with a new system that would see nuclear weapons dropped from the air by specially-adapted fighter planes.
NW Evening Mail 19th Feb 2016 read more »
Barmy Labour tries to scrap Trident submarines – but wants nuclear PLANES instead.
Express 19th Feb 2016 read more »