Part of the Trident: we don't buy it tour blog
A strong rebellion against the government's proposal on Trident is growing amongst MPs. On Sunday the BBC reported that their poll indicated that two thirds of Labour MPs plan to vote against the government and oppose the Trident replacement. Yesterday Deputy leader of the Commons Nigel Griffiths resigned over the issue.
The public's view is shifting too. A poll conducted for More 4 showed that only 24% of the public supports the government's plans to replace Trident and 51% think that the final decision to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system should be made through a public referendum.
When asked what the greatest threat to our security is, only 7% said Iran, North Korea or Pakistan, while 58% said that climate change will be the greatest threat to our security in 20 years time.