The final vote on Trident replacement is due in 2016: for a government committed to paying down the deficit, a decision not to spend over £100bn on nuclear weapons has got to be a runner.
Unless Ed Miliband changes course on Trident replacement, Labour risks losing not only the general election, but losing its Scottish heartland for good.
The Mutual Defence Agreement is a US-UK nuclear deal that lays the foundation for replacing our Trident nuclear weapons system – it must be exposed and challenged.
The nuclear weapons system is a red-line issue for the nationalist grassroots.
A new poll by Lord Ashcroft contradicts previous findings and shows that more than half of Scots believe Trident should be replaced.
The PM's decision to reject calls for a "viable cheaper option" represents an opportunity for Labour to woo the Lib Dems.
Nuclear weapons provide the illusion of security not the reality.
The shadow defence secretary quashes speculation: "we’re not a unilateralist party and we’re not about to become a unilateralist party".
A half-hearted commitment to renewal would make an easy concession to Lib Dems in future coailtion talks.
Spending £30-100bn on a new nuclear weapons system should be unthinkable when frontline forces are enduring dramatic cuts.