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Feb22

Rant: Trident (What a bloody waste!)

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OK – just give me a moment to get this straight…

  1. The Cold War is now over and we’re on reasonable terms with the Russians and most of their eastern bloc colleagues. What’s more we have been for over a DECADE and the odds of previous hostilities resuming are longer than the odds of winning any state lottery (even ours!).
  2. Unilateral disarmament speeches (including from the current Labour cabinet and our “Prime Minister” himself) are a regular feature in the long-running farce that is UK politics for well over TWO decades.
  3. An overwhelming majority of people polled in pretty much every independent poll ever conducted on this issue are in favour of scrapping our nuclear “deterrent” entirely.
  4. A series of online petitions urging the government to scrap trident and champion the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, have been signed by thousands.
  5. The “Labour” party itself is – according to reports – split over the whole issue, with a record number of back-bench rebels likely to oppose Trident’s renewal. Even more significant is the resignation of Nigel Griffiths, the deputy of the commons over the issue.
  6. The cost of replacing trident has been conservatively estimated at well over £20billion over the next 15 years.

…and yet despite all this, the government is still planning to railroad through a vote in favour of renewing this colossal white elephant weapon of mass destruction.

WHAT THE F**K ARE OUR SO-CALLED LEADERS THINKING?

Come to London on Wednesday March 14th and let the wankers in charge know what you think about this!

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