I know this sounds like the title of some dodgy porn film but this is exactly what is happening with Trident, if we are to believe the papers and other media outlets
By pushing Trident into the MoD’s Core Budget the tofu munching, yoghurt knitting class (that would be the Conservatives and Liberal Democrat’s) have effectively pushed us closer to nuclear disarmament than any beardy weirdy managed to do in decades of CND peace camps and marches.
We are safer having an independent nuclear deterrent in an unsafe and uncertain world, we simply don’t know what the world will look like in 40 years’ time – David Cameron
Given the emphatic position of the Conservatives on trident prior to the Election was an under the table deal on Trident part of the real coalition agreement, it is looking increasingly like it. We can sound tough on trident to keep the Conservative right onside but by the skulduggery of shifting it into the core budget we will kill it off by other means.
Party politics has trumped national security
I must be living in some form of alternative universe, when the former leader of a political party that was once committed to unilateral nuclear disarmament said this;
I say to you, Nick – get real. Get real about the danger we face if we have North Korea, Iran and other countries with nuclear weapons and we give up ours – Gordon Brown
Come back Gordon, all is forgiven!
Strange days we are living in.