Kevan Jones MP, Labour’s Shadow Armed Forces Minister, commenting on David Cameron’s comments on Trident in the Telegraph, said:
“It is absolutely right and necessary that the UK retains an independent nuclear deterrent.
“World events demonstrate that in an unpredictable era our country needs the ultimate security guarantee. The precise nature of the deterrent must be judged on meeting military capability requirements and cost.
“Many will question why David Cameron is making these statements before his own Government has concluded its own review.
“Royal Navy orders keep Scottish ship yards afloat and demonstrate the importance of the Union, which would be jeopardised by SNP plans for separation.
“David Cameron champions his defence record but this Government has overseen cuts to capabilities that could undermine our ability to achieve our nation’s global ambitions.”