No10 ‘cover up’ of botched Trident missile test was ‘stupid’ and makes us look like North Korea, ex-navy chief blasts as Theresa May refuses FOUR TIMES to say if she knew of failed test

  • Malfunction occurred just weeks before key Commons vote on Trident renewal
  • But Downing Street imposed a ‘news blackout’ about the failed test last June
  • Lord West says decision not to disclose it was ‘extraordinary’ and ‘bizarre’ 
  • Missile was fired from HMS Vengeance during test in June near coast of Florida 
  • PM accused of omitting any reference to failed test and dodged questions today
  • Ministers will be forced to make urgent statement to Parliament tomorrow


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