Tag Archives: Trident

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. … Continue reading

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Ben Wallace is ignoring the 2019 manifesto and Parliament!


The news that Ben Wallace, our nation’s Defence Secretary has been quietly trying to persuade the USA to spend more money and invest more time and energy in developing a new form of nuclear warheads is deeply concerning. It emerged … Continue reading

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Jeremy Quin MP is clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time


Starting a new job just before something goes badly wrong that the role is recognised as being responsible for is clearly very difficult. If of course the problem was not in any way predictable, then that is just bad luck, … Continue reading

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Nuclear deterrrence has ended


Whilst the issue of who would or wouldn’t press a red button (which of course does not exist) circulates on social media, the following paragraph is available on the website of the US Government Office of the Historian which dates back … Continue reading

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We need a Lucas Plan +40


The Autumn of 1976 was a time of significant change for a number of people, it signalled the end of my secondary school education with a rather diminished number of qualifications compared to my aspirations. However this outcome enabled me to … Continue reading

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Dangerous Honesty


Yesterday in Parliament an SNP Member of the British Parliament, George Kerevan, asked the new Prime Minister a very simple, if provocative question: “Are you prepared to authorise a nuclear strike that could kill hundreds of thousands of men, women and … Continue reading

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A new week in Politics


Tomorrow our new Prime Minister and her Cabinet will lead the members of the House of Commons in a discussion and a vote that is a throwback to a time long before the vote to leave the EU and the … Continue reading

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Why Generals and MPs should tread carefully


It appears that on the day when we were supposed to be reflecting on the sacrifice of men and women whose lives have brought us peace, that a few men who should know better were getting themselves into a bit … Continue reading

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The problem with deterrents


I missed last night’s BBC One Question Time with its exchange between the two Stephens. On the Labour side Stephen Kinnock defended the Labour Party current position on Trident and argued for a review and debate but not at this stage … Continue reading

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Cost vs Value


Few Sussex MPs make themselves as accessible on social media as MP for Crawley, Henry Smith. For this he deserves every bit of the commendation that Brian May paid him prior to the last election. However inevitably this also means he posts things that … Continue reading

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