The like-for-like replacement of Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent would be costly for Britain and divert funding away from the rest of the armed forces, according to four senior military commanders…
“Any genuinely comprehensive review needs to weigh up all of these issues and answer the question: ‘Is the UK’s security best served by going ahead with business as usual; reducing our nuclear arsenal; adjusting our nuclear posture or eliminating our nuclear weapons?’
“The state of the public finances requires each of these options to be carefully evaluated, alongside like-for-like replacement and disarmament.”
Besides, the US Navy will still have Tridents and they will defend us. Why bother with paying for our own?