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Trident is Britain's nuclear weapons system. It's made up of four submarines - one of which is on patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.
Not only are nuclear weapons immoral and illegal under international law as they kill indiscriminately, they are strategically irrelevant in the face of the actual threats we face today. The Government's National Security Strategy identifies international terrorism, cyber-attacks and natural hazards as greater threats than nuclear war.
Trident is also very expensive. The government is in favour of replacing Trident at a cost of at least £205 billion, with the Chair of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee estimating a total of £167 billion. This money would be enough to fully fund A&E services for 40 years, employ 150,000 new nurses, build 1.5 million affordable homes, build 30,000 new primary schools, or cover tuition fees for 4 million students.