‘Trident spending exposes hypocrisy of Tories’ – Brady

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government’s planned spending on Trident nuclear submarines exposes the hypocrisy of their austerity agenda. Mickey BradySpeaking to Newry Times, Brady said, “Sinn Féin is totally opposed to the British government’s plans to spend billions on replacing Trident submarines and on the proliferation of nuclear weapons. “For years the Tories have slashed spending on frontline public services and on welfare supports for those most in need while they pursued their punishing austerity agenda. “Yet now they have chosen to spend billions on weapons of mass destruction. It shows the complete and total disdain the Tories have for ordinary people. “In the last 10 years the estimated cost of replacing trident has doubled from £20billion in 2006 to £40billion now being set aside for the project. However, that doesn’t account for the running costs of Trident over its lifetime which will be in the region of £200billion,” he continued.
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July 2016“That’s £200billion committed to a useless, immoral weapons system that serves only to flatter the ego of those in Britain still clinging to the delusion of empire; meanwhile schools and hospitals are closing and disadvantaged areas are being told that European money lost through the lunacy of an EU exit won’t be replaced. Brady added, “The money is there to support first-class public services but the war mongers of the Tory party have chosen to waste billions on indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction instead of helping those struggling under their austerity policies.”

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