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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Trident question comes to the surface

Vanguard SSBNThe loch at Faslane is very calm on a beautiful spring-like day, seagulls wheel above the jetty and its short, white radar tower. Beneath the still waters, I presume, lurks some of Britain's ageing nuclear deterrent.

The future of Trident may not be much of an issue in the election, but it will be one of the most important, and expensive, decisions the new government makes.

And it could be a vital issue in any negotiations if there is a hung Parliament.

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