General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to voice stance on using Trident nuclear deterrent

Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to say whether he would be prepared to use the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent, if he becomes prime minister following the election on December 12.

The Labour leader, a lifelong opponent of nuclear weapons, has in the past said he would not authorise a nuclear strike - even though the party is committed to retaining the Scotland-based nuclear deterrent.Campaigners have fought for decades for the removal of missile submarines carrying nuclear weapons from their home base on the Clyde at Faslane.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to confirm his party's stance on using the UK's nuclear deterrent. Picture: Getty Images