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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Election 2015: Parties clash over Trident renewal

Successor class SSBNThe Conservatives' manifesto will have a commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

He accused Labour of using the nuclear deterrent as a "bargaining chip" with the SNP, which would vote to scrap it.

But Labour's Chris Leslie called his comments "ridiculous" and said Labour was "totally committed" to a continuous, at-sea nuclear deterrent.

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