Sunday, July 17, 2016

UK Parliament To Vote On Renewing The Country's Nuclear Deterrent

A nuclear submarine is seen at the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, Scotland, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/RUSSELL CHEYNE

ABC News Online: Trident: British MPs to vote on renewing Scotland-based nuclear-armed submarine fleet

British MPs are set to vote on whether to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent, a key decision for Western security policy, which partly hinges on Britain as one of western Europe's only two nuclear powers.

The Conservative- majority parliament is likely to approve renewing the Scottish-based nuclear-armed Trident submarines, despite opposition from the Scottish National Party and many Labour Party MPs.

Political divisions about whether to replace the Trident submarines have raised questions about Britain's standing as a world power, amplified by a vote to leave the European Union.

New Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell politicians the nuclear threat is growing, and urge them to put ideology aside and back renewal.

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More News On British MPs Voting To Renew The Country's Nuclear Deterrent

UK Parliament to vote on renewing nuclear weapons arsenal -- AP
British lawmakers to vote on renewing Trident nuclear deterrent -- Reuters
MPs to vote on Trident nuclear weapons system renewal -- BBC
May will warn the nuclear threat is growing in her first clash with Corbyn in the Commons over the future of Trident -- Daily Mail
Trident renewal: would £205bn be a price worth paying? -- Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian
At what price will the vote deciding Trident's future be won? -- Independent editorial
Will UK Replace its Aging Trident Submarines? -- Alan Tovey, Telegraph

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