Trident renewal is not just about national security, it also fills… pockets with cash:

‘Follow the money’ works when light is needed on a murky subject. The Trident debacle is one such issue. Common Space, a Scottish online media outlet, followed the Trident money. What they found is quite simply… nuclear.

Common Space columnist Steve Topple found that some of Trident’s financial roads lead directly to parliament. The House of Lords, for example, has a fair few of its fingers in the UK’s nuclear pie. Such as the following connections:

Lord Hollick, a Labour peer, is a director at Honeywell International Inc. This company  is contracted to work on a “life-extension programme” for Trident.

Lord Hague, a Conservative peer and ex-Foreign Secretary, is a director at Intercontinental Exchange Inc. This company deals in stock market trading, and is not shy of the defence industry. Hague is also chair of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). RUSI advises the UK government on defence policy, and has been praised by David Cameron.

Read on: Trident’s profit trail leads right to the heart of Westminster | The Canary

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