I believe, wholeheartedly, that the United Kingdom should have an independent Nuclear Deterrent. I am also an advocate of the Untied Kingdom having a codified (Written) constitution. And the first clause of that constitution should be that the British people are entitled to have their nation defended by Independent Nuclear Weapons capable of glassing our enemies (However the conversation over a written British constitution is one for another day). Our national defense should not be something that feckless politicians are fee to vote upon. It is a matter of national defense. And therefore, I believe, should be a matter for the PM and military. Not one for dumb ass politicians.
I speak, of course, as someone who was born after the fall of the Soviet Union. I did not live through the Cold War, Cuban missile crisis and J.F.K reportedly being seconds away from authorizing a nuclear strike. However I have been alive to see what happened to last nation that decided to do rid with its independent nuclear program. You may have heard of it, they had a chunk of their nation annexed by Russia. There’s now in a massive civil war there. All kinds of shit is kicking off there. If you hadn’t guessed the country is Ukraine. I doubt Putin would have invaded a nation which had the capability to glass Moscow.