British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced lawmakers are scheduled to vote to renew the country’s nuclear weapons system known as Trident later this month.
Speaking at a summit attended by leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, Cameron said MPs will vote on Trident on July 18.
Cameron, who is standing down in September, said the issue must not be left to his successor.
The PM said lawmakers will vote “to confirm support for the renewal of a full fleet of four nuclear submarines capable of providing around-the-clock cover.”
Cameron described the nuclear weapons system as an “essential deterrent” to both Britain’s security and the overall security of NATO.
“We need certainty about it so the investment decisions can go ahead so I think it makes sense to hold this vote, to hold this vote now to put it beyond doubt,” he added.
Cameron announced his resignation after the EU vote known as Brexit….