6 Dec 2006
The Idiocy of Renewing Trident
Tony Blair, despite talking about climate change as being the greatest threat facing humanity, has just announced that he intends to renew the UK’s Trident missile capability, at a cost of £20 billion. Good move. Of course we could have spent the money on a huge programme of energy efficiency and building of local food and energy infrastructure which would have made us less oil dependent and thereby less of a target but no, Trident it is. Among all the column inches on this subject, my favourite is a letter in today’s Guardian from David Collins. *”Why all this fuss about the need for a new Trident? We haven’t used the old ones yet”*.