Friday, 30 July 2010

Tory CND....

The Guardian is reporting that Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary, has been given a flea in the ear by Boy George over the funding of Trident.

It seems that the nuclear fleet has always been financed out of Treasury money, not the MoD budget. But now Osborne says the MoD must find the cash from within its own allocations.

Fair enough says I, but the effect will probably be on cuts in conventional military spending and/or cuts in the nuclear defence arena.

Who'dathunk, after all the jibes at Labour politicians with CND connections, that it would be the Tories who would drive nuclear disarmament?

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