Stupiod idea, isnt it?
Why dont they just axe Trident, abolish nuclear weapons altogether, and also cancel the aircraft carriers on order, which will cost billions to run? That way we wouldnt be able to wage any more agressive foriegn wars. Frankly the cost of waging war is now so absurdly high that nobody can afford it anymore, yet despite the loss of Empire and recent cutbacks, we are still in the top half a dozen nations for spending on armed forces. The main threat is lightly-armed terror groups, not foreign governments, and the main overseas need is for smaller peacekeeping forces working with our allies: a mobile NATO special forces like the SAS to deter opportunists and mercenaries from hijacking smaller third world countries with weak governments, and a light fleet of frigates and planes based in friendly ports to deter pirates and smugglers, stop illegal fishing and dumping toxic waste, and fulfil international treaty obligations.
"This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose." - Richard Dawkins