LibDems call for end to continuous at-sea nuclear deterrence
The Herald, Wednesday 17 July 2013
The Liberal Democrats have called for a historic scaling-back of the Trident nuclear deterrent, despite warnings it could put the UK at risk and claims it would save just £50 million a year. Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said it would be wrong to blindly continue with a system he denounced as the last bastion of the Cold War. Announcing the results of a Coalition review into alternatives to Trident, he called for an end to one of deterrent’s key principles – 24-hour patrols.