Jeremy Corbyn hits back at armed forces chief over Trident comments


Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at the head of the armed forces after he publicly expressed concern about the Labour leader's views on Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent.

Mr Corbyn said the comments by General Sir Nicholas Houghton were a breach of the constitutional principle that the military did not intervene directly in matters of political dispute.

He said that he would be writing to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon calling on him to ensure "the neutrality of the armed forces is upheld".