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The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.
Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.
It was a strange sight. There are not many occasions on which I watch people singing Thine Be The Glory while surrounded by police.