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Big Question: should we renew Trident?

Almost twenty years after its first patrol, does Britain still need its nuclear deterrent?

By Prospect Team  

Their views on Britain's nuclear deterrent are often seen as symbolic of a politician's wider stance on defence. © PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Should we renew Trident?

Today, defence exploded into the centre of the election battleground, when the Conservatives launched an attack on Labour over the future of Trident, Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

Both parties are committed to reinstating the submarine-based system when it comes up for…

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