The following letter from Jean was published today in the Guardian:
Re: ‘Tories snub Lib Dems over Trident’
The government claims a replacement for Trident is necessary for the creation of high-quality jobs and vital skills. This is profoundly depressing.
To believe we have to invest in weapons of destruction is to totally ignore more peaceful and constructive investments, such as securing our energy needs through renewable energy or providing zero-carbon housing, hospitals and schools. We can develop high-quality jobs through ensuring a living wage, decent working hours, protection against unfair dismissal and so many other initiatives that this government considers unnecessary.
Jean Lambert MEP