Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. (William Morris - A Dream of John Ball)

Monday, December 04, 2006

20% off megadeath?

So our new nuclear subs will only carry 160 warheads rather than 200. So that’s just 160 cities full of civilians we could wipe out if we wanted to – I wonder who the lucky 40 now off the target list are?

UNISON backs CND in its opposition to Trident replacement, as does the TUC. Public opinion is against Trident replacement and there is no rational argument in favour.

To those who argue that the possession of nuclear weapons is some sort of insurance policy I would suggest that they do some internet research on insurance. A variety of competitive products are on the market if you need some insurance – none of which involve spending billions of pounds on weapons of mass destruction!


Chris Baldwin said...

Peace sells... but who's buying?

Anonymous said...

Was very entertained to hear the Lib Dem policy: to buy *half* of the new Trident system.

Taking 'middle of the road' a bit far?

Chris Baldwin said...

My comment was a reference to an album by the metal band Megadeth. Seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up.