Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Cabinet wobble over Trident as rock aristocracy wades in

It has emerged that the government was today on the brink of abandoning its plans to renew the UK's nuclear submarine system after an intervention by senior figures in the entertainment industry. A senior Whitehall source disclosed that a fierce argument raged at cabinet level all morning after it emerged that rock royalty Annie Lennox and Brian Eno were opposed to the scheme. The source revealed: "It was touch and go for a moment. If the Cheeky Girls had come out against it the whole thing would have collapsed."

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