Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fork Off, Trident

The British Government's attraction to the Trident nuclear submarine programme escapes me.

I don't have anything funny to say about the issue at the moment. I just object to £20 billion being spent on something I would never support using under any circumstances. North Korea gets out of line - are we really going to nuke a few million of the poorest people in the world ??

The whole thing reminds me of the ghost flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff where tickets were never sold - the flights were made empty in an attempt to keep the landing rights at Heathrow open. Because if you've got something, you don't give it up because it's so much harder to get it back.

The argument is that should Britain leave the nuclear club we would never be allowed back in.

Good !

1 comment:

Kenny said...

Little of column A, little of column B for me.

I certainly do not want to end up in the position that we ended up in the 1940s. I don't want anyone to use nukes either but we have a duty to protect ourselves.

That said, £20billion is just a tad OTT.