There’s no such thing as a nuclear deterrent

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

19_july_2016

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,497

Tuesday 19 July 2016.

Dear Mrs May,

The ridiculous term ‘nuclear deterrent’ should be banned, it is a clear misrepresentation of the reality which is, as you said in parliament during the debate on Trident, that you would be prepared to use it. You also said that it would be a ‘dereliction of duty’ to give up our nuclear capability and you would not downgrade it because you are not ‘prepared to settle for something that does not do the job’. The job of mass extermination and perhaps even an extinction event.

There is no such thing as a nuclear deterrent, there are only weapons of mass destruction and as Philip Hammond said this year regarding a missile test by North Korea, “North Korea seem to think possessing a nuclear weapon makes them safe. In fact it’s the opposite. Having a…

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