He said: “The Labour party’s support for nuclear deterrence is non-negotiable, but this review breaks the goal of successive Prime Ministers and cross-party efforts to reduce our nuclear stockpile.”
Ahead of its publication, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said: “Over time, as the circumstances change and the threats change, we need to maintain a minimum credible level of deterrent.
“Why? Because it is the ultimate guarantee, the ultimate insurance policy against the worst threat from hostile states.”
The move has sparked anger in the House of Commons as critics believe the government have reneged on their nuclear promise.