WATCH: Shadow Labour Defence Secretary Can’t Name Trident Cost In ‘Diane Abbott Moment’
Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, Nia Griffith, failed to provide a figure for the cost of Trident in what was a humiliating show for Mr Corbyn’s party.
The Labour MP for Llanelli was asked repeatedly by presenter Nick Ferrari to give a figure live on LBC radio but failed to do so.
Nia tried to dodge the question at first by pointing out the importance of families feeling safe in Britain, but was stopped in her tracks when Nick said: “What is the cost of Trident? What is the cost of Trident itself?”
The host continued to rip into Nia, saying: “Do you know what the cost of Trident is? Do you, Nia Griffith, know what the cost of Trident is?
“You are Shadow Defence Secretary and it is the day the Army says that we probably need more men, women and kit. So I don’t think it’s a wholly unfair question to ask you what’s the cost of Trident. You don’t know, do you?
“Let me put it another way: you don’t know the cost of Trident. Don’t you think a Shadow Defence Secretary should know?”
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