So! Now we are told that the costs for replacing Trident is over £200 billion!! In this day and age it beggars belief that so many people of this island nation want to hold on to an outdated weapons systems.
Budgets are being cut in the name of austerity. The poor and the disadvantaged are being used as guinea pigs to balance the books! The rich get richer and the politicians get richer too! What on earth is going on? Have we become so powerless and disillusioned that we are allowing the government and the USA to dictate to us what is in fact an abomination in the name of keeping us safe? It seems we cannot do anything as the people we elected are funded by special interest groups before they become elected and in return have to sell their souls to their Masters.
Politician like Lord Robertson and Hutton are on the payroll of companies that will benefit from this contract. Big US Corporations like the Cohen Group, General Dynamics Electric Boat Company, Lockheed Martin and Bechtel. (Source: Private Eye No.1413).
Anyone supporting the renewal of Trident is, in my opinion a warmonger and killers of future innocent people just like the terrorists. No difference at all as the ethos and ideology is the same.
A point to note here is that the British taxpayers will foot the bill for a weapons system that they do not control but the US military!!!!!!!! What we are actually doing is propping the economy of the US which is heavily run by the Industrial/Military/Pharmaceutical complex.
War is money and the US will make a killing, literally speaking if Trident is renewed.
We invaded Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction, so I am assuming any country that takes offense to us having these weapons can invade us to rid the world of dangerous weapons.
I rest my case.