Saturday, October 27, 2007

A difference on defence? 

Rugby hustings... and at last a couple of subjects that seem to differ between the candidates.

As coat-trailed in the David Steel endorsement, Chris Huhne raised the question of 'Trident Renewal' in the context of the huge demands on the armed forces, their equipment, the tasks we ask of them and the welfare of our service people. His statement that we have to question whether spending billions on Trident is the best way to spend our defence money provoked the only round of applause for either candidate in the middle of their set speeches.

Nick Clegg (who spoke first) did not mention any defence related matters and was not (as far as I heard) asked about this during the question period.

Other matters I'll maybe comment on later.

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