|CND march in 1958|
Liberal Democrats have now taken the first step to heal those long-standing and deep divisions.
The ground-breaking paper provides the most thorough review of nuclear systems and postures the UK has ever made public and examines a full range of alternatives available - a move only made possible through the insistence of LibDems in government.
The Trident Alternatives Review makes clear that Britain's national security will not be compromised by gradual reduction of the UK's Nuclear capacity as part of the reshaping of our Armed Forces to take account of the current security environment.
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Announcing the review, LibDem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, said,
"It is the right and sensible thing to do. And it could allow long-term savings to be made against current plans for like-for-like replacement.We can, at last, have an open and much more informed debate about what our nuclear weapons are for and how they should be deployed."Liberal Democrats are leading this debate.
|AWE Aldermaston Falcon Gate|