Political

Trident: what happens next?

At the start of this month, the proposals from the Liberal Democrats’ Trident policy group were published – just ahead of Tony Blair announcing his own proposals.

The Liberal Democrats’ Federal Policy Committee (FPC) will meet on 11th January for a substantive discussion about the proposals and – assuming the FPC decides to go ahead with having a motion on the proposals for our spring Harrogate conference – a motion will then be published in the agenda sent out to conference representatives and there will be a chance for people to submit amendments for debate.

It’s likely to be one of the liveliest debates at conference. Signs so far (judging by responses via the party’s website, replies to emails etc.) are that members support the working group proposals by about 60% (in favour of working group proposals) to 30% for scrapping Trident and 10% for keeping Trident in full.

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