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30 Billion or how to love the bomb
July 18, 2016

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30 Billion or how to love the bomb

July 18, 2016

There are simply too many rogue countries run by rogue leaders with their own nuclear weapons for us to even consider ditching Trident IMHO. The global nuclear balance has maintained the status quo of an east west detente for several decades now. It stops the west doing anything stupid with Russia and China just as much as vice versa. Trident will be renewed of that I am in no doubt, all bar about 40 leftie Labour MPs will vote with the Govt and cancel out the SNP "heads in the sand" vote. Let's be honest here, the cost of maintaining and renewing our nuclear capability is appalling, think of what that money could otherwise be spent on. Now consider what sort of state we might live in if we we saved that money and spent it on health et al and left ourselves vulnerable to the madcap mullahs and the truly corrupt, despotic and dangerous regimes of North Korea, Iran and Pakistan et al. History tells us it can be a false economy to save on issues regarding national safety and security this is undoubtedly the case here.

July 18, 2016

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30 Billion or how to love the bomb

July 18, 2016

Even VERY recent history tells us that it's a false economy to save on national security - only today many in Nice, France, said that IF the same amount of police & soldiers were on duty there on Bastille Day as there had been at the stadia for the Euro's then there was a good chance many less lives would have been lost. A totally different scenario admittedly, but the principle's the same - deter the nutters as much as possible, using whatever means available. Yes, Trident is expensive, but what price do you put on the decades of safety & security we've "enjoyed" that ┬áit has given us ? Good value I'd say. With dreamboats like Wee Nicola, and "planks" like the one ruling North Korea, in charge, we NEED the deterrent that Trident gives us to ensure our continued peace with the world. John (JKW)  

July 18, 2016

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30 Billion or how to love the bomb

July 18, 2016

And the loon in charge of Turkey (country, not big chicken) looks like the worst "ally" any country could have John. It is beyond belief. Now where did I hide my peashooter??? Forearmed is forewarned as they say.....


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