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labour front bench row over trident commitment

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labour front bench row over trident commitment

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionms griffith said labour was "absolutely committed" to trident the shadow foreign secretary was wrong to suggest labour might drop its commitment to trident, shadow defence secretary nia griffith has said.frontbencher emily thornberry suggested support for the nuclear weapons system was subject to a defence review, should labour win power.ms griffith said the issue was "already settled". labour's john woodcock said steel had been cut for new submarines. the conservatives say labour would put the uk's security "at risk".labour's manifesto - launched on tuesday - included support for the nuclear weapons system. the commons backed the renewal of trident in 2016, by 472 votes to 117, approving the manufacture of four replacement submarines. labour was split over the issue, with 140 of its 230 mps going against leader jeremy corbyn and backing the motion.speaking on lbc radio, ms thornberry had said she was "sceptical" about trident.when asked to confirm that it would remain as labour policy after a defence review, she added: "well no, of course not, if you are going to have a review, you have to have a review."image caption shadow foreign secretary emily thornberry says she is "sceptical" about trident the shadow foreign secretary said the uk needed to keep updating its defence policy and make sure any war would be "fought on 21st century terms".but ms griffith told bbc newsnight: "with all due resp...