Labour to state 'non-negotiable' support for UK's nuclear weapons

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Party’s commitment to Nato is also ‘unshakeable’, John Healey to say, in shift from Jeremy Corbyn era

Labour’s commitment to maintaining the UK’s nuclear weapons is “non-negotiable”, the party’s shadow defence minister, John Healey, is expected to say in a speech on Friday, emphasising a deliberate shift in tone from the Jeremy Corbyn era.

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In a speech that implicitly acknowledges the perception by some within Labour that Corbyn’s public doubts over nuclear weapons and Nato helped damage the party’s reputation with certain voters, Healey will also stress the party’s commitment to the North Atlantic alliance, and to maintaining a viable UK defence industry.

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