It is a sign of just how badly the Conservative election campaign is going, that they’ve today resorted to claiming Labour will do a deal with the SNP to scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system.
Tory defence secretary Michael Fallontoday “challenges” Miliband to rule out any such plan.
This is like challenging water to stay wet. Labour both in Scotland and nationally have repeatedly committed to fully replacing Trident. They have also repeatedly ruled out any deal with the SNP to do otherwise.
The SNP meanwhile have said that while they will always vote against replacing Trident, it would not be an issue that would cause them to bring down a Labour government.
The Tory claim is essentially made up. The simple fact is that whoever forms the next government will replace Trident. Even if the SNP and others vote against its renewal, Labour and the Tories will easily be able to pass a vote for a like-for-like replacement.
But the fact that the Conservatives have chosen Trident as theirRead More »from Trident intervention shows the Tories are in real trouble