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Sat May 20, 2017, 11:58 PM

Labor leader Corbyn insists he backs Britain's nuclear deterrent

LONDON - Jeremy Corbyn, lifelong anti-nuclear war campaigner and leader of the main opposition Labor party, said in Birmingham Saturday he would back the renewal of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent program.

He gave an unequivocal response during a media grilling after some members of his front team gave conflicting responses on Trident, which uses nuclear powered submarines as Britain's nuclear capability.

Labor's official party policy is to support the nuclear deterrent program, with Corbyn so far not giving clear responses as to his views on whether he would trigger the launch of nuclear bombs in a war situation.

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