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Corbyn: I'm prepared to live with decision to renew Trident

Jeremy Corbyn has told ITV News he would "live with" Trident "somehow" if Labour voted to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent.

The new Labour leader said he would do his best to persuade his party that the £100 billion-weapons system should be scrapped.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby questioned whether Mr Corbyn "would be seen as willing to sell out his principles for power, like so many others".

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Union chief warns Corbyn's trident stance may rule him out as PM

GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny Credit: PA

The leader of one of Britain's biggest trade unions has warned Jeremy Corbyn's stance on trident may rule him out as a future prime minister.

Sir Paul Kenny, the general secretary of the GMB, said there was already a "lot of debate" around Mr Corbyn's leadership.

He told Channel 4 News: "Maybe somebody else should be given the (nuclear) button."

Nobody wants their finger on the button. But if we get to that stage, the first and most important priority for this country is the defence of the realm.

You cannot go into any argument with anybody anywhere on the basis that the other guy on the other side of the table knows you ain't going to do nothing. Straightforward.

– Sir Paul

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