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Don Foster calls on government to consider alternatives to Trident replacement

June 21, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster MP has today called on the government to look at the possibility of not replacing trident or focusing on non-nuclear alternatives. Don Foster has signed up to EDM 1924 which has received cross-party support.

Don Foster and the Liberal Democrats have consistently been opposed to the replacement of Trident and managed to secure in the coalition agreement a commitment to delay the decision until after this parliament.

Commenting Don Foster said, “I welcome the review into the replacement of Trident but find it bitterly disappointing that neither the review nor the Strategic Defence and Security Review considered the full options available to us at the moment”

He continued, “Personally, I think Trident is an outdated concept not fit for purpose in the 21st century. It is a waste of money that could be spent in a much better way”.

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The text of the EDM is available from https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1924