Beirut was not a Nuclear explosion, but….

As the work begins in Beirut to deal with the catastrophe caused by the explosion that occurred on Tuesday evening, it is very clear that all nations need to do whatever we can to prevent such things ever happening again. Although it is now clear that there is no connection between it and nuclear explosions, despite the huge impact, nevertheless it is a very timely reminder of the anniversary today of Hiroshima 75 years ago. My MP and her political party are working to use this anniversary as the basis for a campaign to end the replacement of Trident and any other nuclear items and I totally agree with this. As we listen to the stories of Hiroshima and Beirut it is clear we cannot ignore such tragedies. Sadly the Conservative Party which is currently trying to run our nation post the beginning of COVID-19 is also facing a huge number of internal challenges and so the prospect of them focusing on the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima is very low. They have one ex-Minister who helped to set out the basis for our departure from the EU and voted with his colleagues for the agreement that was settled with the EU, who is now trying to scrap it and have a different deal. Apparently it is ok for him to do this and gain a huge amount of attention, not doubt partly because he appears to have forgotten what he voted for. However those of us who want to remain in the EU and have wanted to do so ever since we were faced with a question are still not able to persuade our nation or Government to find a different way forward. Yet in the last few hours it has emerged how much investors had used Brexit as a way to make Billions of pounds for themselves and in doing so had invested in the same political party that IDS is a member of as well as the Vote Leave campaign. Then one of the Boris Johnson advisers has written a piece in the Times that claims that we are overcrowded as a nation. This is despite the fact that around 11% of our nation is UK is built on and that is with 67m people who live here, although sadly some people are in need of homes so we certainly need to build more homes. However it would be possible to build far more homes and the impact on our nation would be very little and we are certainly not overcrowded as a nation, unlike Lebanon. Indeed they have nearly 3 times as many people for their land mass as we would have. Meanwhile as I wrote on Tuesday another Conservative Minister, Ben Wallace is calling for an expansion to the Trident arrangement so that if there are going to be any explosions as a result of their, they will be far more damaging than the existing Trident prospects. I certainly hope that Caroline Lucas will be listened to at least as much as Iain Duncan Smith, Ben Wallace and Claire Foges as her campaign is a great deal more important than any of the others.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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