THE UK’s £31 billion programme to replace Trident submarines is in major doubt, according to a high-level government spending watchdog. A report by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) to the Treasury and Cabinet Office has warned that the plan to build four new nuclear weapons submarines for the Clyde is in danger because of a number of “major risks in key areas”. This is despite the overwhelming vote in the House of Commons last month in favour of replacing Trident. The plan was opposed by every Scottish MP, except for the lone Tory, David Mundell.
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