Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Britain faces long-term nuclear threat and must plan for it, says Reid

Looks like the peace movement in Britain needs to be gearing up again for arguments on deterrance. John Reid has been signalling that Trident will need to be decommisioned in the next four years or so. "Promising a full debate, he said: 'It is not only a good thing that there will be such a discussion, it is an inevitable thing. We are not going to have a secret Chevaline-like decision taken by some of the cabinet which then proceeds without any public discussion or debate. Even if that was desirable, and it is not, it is not possible. It is a matter of political practicality. In the course of the next four years this decision will take place. It will inevitably be more public than such decisions in the past.'"
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Britain faces long-term nuclear threat and must plan for it, says Reid:

1 Comments:

At 7:54 am, Blogger Susan Claydon said...

Dear Andii
I have just tried to add a comment and found I needed a blogger username. To get one I had to set up a blog!
Think we could use the 'new' one for short comments.
Nothing there yet, but will email you about it.

 

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