Beyond defence: towards conflict prevention

Britain’s defence spending and nuclear weapons should be reviewed and more money put into conflict prevention, a new report has said.

Although the report, by influential think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), stops short of calling for the UK to abandon its Trident nuclear weapons, it calls on the government to consider – in the context of a full ‘strategic review of security’ – whether the UK needs to maintain possession of its nuclear weapons, and for Parliament to be given the opportunity to vote on alternatives to replacing the Trident system.

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