Thursday, 10 June 2010

Trident u-turn by Lib Dems - the first of many?

Before the election, the Lib Dems made great play of being against a Trident replacement, a sensible position given that it will cost £100 billion over 30 years. What a difference a few weeks make. The Lib Dems and Tories voted down Plaid's amendment in Westminster - along with the SNP and Greens - for the new Strategic Defence Review to include Trident in the review.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The coalition agreement said that it would be looked at, not included in the SDR :) And that the LibDems would continue to press for alternatives.

Plaid Whitegate said...

If it's not included in the SDR then it won't be "looked at". Lib Dem MPs like Mark Williams told a public meeting in Ceredigion prior to the election that he was against a Trident replacement and yet voted against the Plaid/SNP/Green amendment once in power. Is that pressing for "alternatives"?