IS Britain a democratic country? You might think the answer is obviously yes. We will all be heading out to vote in the general election in a few weeks after all.
But democratic countries should reflect the views of electors and the parliament who represent them.
Why then have successive governments been ignoring parliament when it comes to replacing the Trident nuclear missile system?
The UK Parliament have yet to give the go ahead to replace Trident, which is becoming obsolete.
Yet it was revealed this weekend that massive amounts of public money are being spent designing new submarines, reactors and missile compartments – even though Parliament have not sanctioned it.
In fact, a decision by Parliament is not expected till 2016.
Now, the Ministry of Defence are spending £4.6billion on the new system before that vote...
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