Having a horrendous budget for the White Elephant that is Trident is also ridiculous. The claim that it has been an effective deterrent is a joke. Just what sort of deterrent has it been. When has there been a time when we have not been involved in one war or another? Did it act as a deterrent then? Claiming it is a deterrent is no more valid that someone with a tin foil hat claiming the tin foil hat has kept him safe from aliens taking over his mind. While it is true that no aliens have taken over his mind (questionable), there is no evidence to demonstrate that the tin foil hat has anything to do with this.