How Brown U-turned over Trident in a bid to stay in power

James Kirkup at the Telegraph is not the only one non-plussed by Ed Balls’ admission that Labour offered to reconsider Trident in return for a coalition that would keep the party in power.

Here’s the video from the election campaign debates where Brown accused Nick Clegg of being a “threat to our security” for considering a review of the system. It’s about a minute in. He adds: “Get real about the danger we face if we have North Korea, Iran and other countries with nuclear weapons and we give up our own.”