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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