Missile money would be better-spent on high-speed North-South railway link.THE money spent on replacing Britain's nuclear deterrent A nuclear deterrent is the phrase used to refer to a country's nuclear weapons arsenal, when considered in the context of deterrence theory.
Deterrence theory holds that nuclear weapons are intended to deter other states from attacking with their nuclear weapons, through the should be invested in a new North-South highspeed rail link.
The Rail Maritime and Transport union said the money could be used to boost the country's transport infrastructure, including the building of a new North-South rail link, which could cost between pounds 10bn and pounds 30bn.
"The pounds 20bn the Government wants to spend on replacing Trident could go a long way to helping Britain reduce carbon emissions, build some of the transport infrastructure we desperately need and to help bolster our public services," said RMT RMT right mentotransverse (position of the fetus).
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North-East MPs also voiced their opposition with Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell insisting Trident was a "complete waste of money".
Tyne Bridge's David Clelland said: "I'm very, very concerned at the amount of money these would cost. This kind of investment could really help the country in a number of ways, including transport."
There are 75 Nuclear Free Local Authorities - including six in the North-East - and they say it was wrong for a country that opposed weapons of mass destruction Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or in Iraq to now consider replacing its own arsenal.