Friday, July 25, 2008

New warheads for Britain

The Guardian is reporting that the British nuclear warhead stockpile will be replaced at a cost of £3 billion. They claim they have seen details of a private meeting between an MOD official and arms manufacturers where the plans for new warheads were detailed. This could commit the UK to nuclear weapons until 2055 opponents say. I say... excellent. Peace campaigners are also saying the new warheads would allow for more targeted strikes. Quite how they know that is unknown but its good news if its true. The government are claiming the "speaking note" which the Guardian obtained through the FOI does not reflect government policy. Of course New Labour like to pretend they are anti nuclear weapons to appease their most left-wing supporters but they voted to renew Trident anyway.

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