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Any number of jokes could be made about this – the Americans have sold us ‘homing’ missiles that are more likely to obliterate their country of manufacture than an enemy, for example – but the fact is that Parliament’s vote was based on the lie that this system was reliable. Clearly, it isn’t.

Labour politicians who rebelled against their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, must be feeling particularly embarrassed and exposed today.

He voted against Trident renewal but gave members of his party a free vote on the issue, which has been divisive among the Labour Party.

One wonders whether it will continue to be so contentious now that we all know Trident doesn’t work!

A Trident missile blasts out of the ocean, having just been launched from a nuclear submarine – probably in the wrong direction.

I will try to get you a list of the way Labour MPs voted on Trident renewal later. If you have a Labour MP, please use the information to request stronger support for Mr Corbyn from now on.

Downing Street has been accused of covering up a Trident missile malfunction weeks before a crucial Commons vote on the future of the submarine-based missile system.

The Sunday Times reports that a Trident II D5 missile test ended in failure after it was launched from the British submarine HMS Vengeance off the coast of Florida in June last year.

It was reportedly intended to be fired 5,600 miles to a sea target off the west coast of Africa but may have veered off towards America instead.

Source: Downing Street ‘covered up serious Trident missile malfunction’ weeks before crucial Commons vote

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