22 Jan 2017

Failed Trident missile test

Senior Political Correspondent

The Prime Minister is under pressure to reveal whether she knew about a failed test-firing of one of Britain’s Trident nuclear missiles before urging MPs to renew the system. A report in the Sunday Times said the unarmed missile had veered off course after launching in June last year. But in a Commons speech on Trident a few weeks later, Mrs May had failed to mention the incident.