Hi Guys, Wondering what opinions and thoughts are on the renewal of the Uk's nuclear deterrent Trident. At a cost of £100 billion!! One of the Royal Navy's main roles is to protect and maintain Trident. Good because: Deters other rogue countries from using nuclear weapons against us. The UK's global influence would be diminished if we disarmed unilaterally. An estimated 15,000 jobs would be lost with considerable expertise. But is it essential for Britains security? £100 billion pounds! Imagine that spent on healthcare, the benefit system, schools and education, the police force, prisons etc. The cold war threat is now over and nuclear weapons would not be effective against the current terrorists. What do you guys think? If you were David Cameron would you renew them? I almost feel trying to join the Royal Navy I should argue for them (with a few arguments against to show looking at both sides of the argument).