Wednesday, July 20, 2016

British Government Votes To Renew Nuclear Deterrent Trident

Submarine carrying a Trident missile

The British government was mulling whether to dispose of its nuclear deterrent Trident, which is a missile system. Yesterday, Parliament voted in favor of renewing Trident. I'm a peaceful, optimistic person, but I'm also a realist. In this day and age, western countries need to be sensible regarding national security. Britain, the world's fifth largest economy, needs a nuclear deterrent. It does not have to be on the level of Trident or at such a staggering cost, but a nuclear deterrent is needed. 

Britain should also maintain its own nuclear deterrent, which is not currently the case. Maintaining one's own nuclear deterrent, would also create more jobs in Britain, helping the economy. Additionally, the British government should employ more inventive scientists who are loyal to the country, to create technology to protect the nation (detection systems, weapons jammers ect).


MPs vote to renew Trident: Jeremy Corbyn suffers biggest rebellion of his leadership as Britain's nuclear deterrent backed by 472 to 117
19 July 2016 1:08am - Jeremy Corbyn has been heckled and accused of lying by his own MPs and told he was “defending the countries’ enemies” as he announced he would vote against renewing Trident. MPs on Monday night overwhelmingly backed renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent by 472 to 117 - a majority of 355 votes - which means it is secure for a generation. Mr Corbyn suffered the biggest rebellion of his leadership as 140 Labour MPs supported renewal despite his opposition while just 47 voted against...