PATHETICALLY WEAK DEFENCE OF TRIDENT AS UNIONIST PARTIES SUPPORT BLANK CHEQUE FOR RENEWAL COSTS
For the first time since 1961, the UK’s total government debt has reached £2.6 trillion, which is more than 100% of GDP, as state borrowing more than doubles according to the Office of National Statistics.
Meanwhile, the UK Government, supported by the Labour Party, is wedded to austerity which is causing misery and hardship across our communities and damaging public services.
The cost of replacing Trident could rise to £687 billon.
The response from the Leader of the House was most interesting – she is completely wrong when she says that “nuclear deterrent is pretty fundamental to being a member of NATO” and resorts to the old trope of SNP members being unsupportive of the armed forces. A pathetically weak defence of such profligate, immoral and unjustifiable spending, especially during such fiscally challenging times 👇.