Devon Candidates Clash Over Trident Boats

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by SJRM_RN, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. "There are many other ways we can provide a meaningful nuclear deterrent short of four dedicated submarines solely for that purpose."

    Like what exactly?
  2. Clearly the Gilroy girl has a total grasp of deterrence by ballistic missile;

    Financially, it would save almost bugger all and wouldn’t allow for in-flight/in-fall interference. We know the Russians and Chinese have the capability to.
  3. The scary thing is Nick Harvey, who said that, is their defence spokesman. I remind you of the oh so informed words of Nick Clegg on the subject of an alternative:

  4. Agreed, submarines are currently the best method available. Every argument I've read is either untenable or is along the lines of having enough allies that we could rely on one of them to kick off the whole assured mutual destruction deal.

    Given that we can't trust the US enough to back us up against Argentina, I don't think that theory holds.

    I have read of the idea of using stealth bombers, but those are more detectable and more easily destroyed than submarines and currently don't have the range to cover the world, without assistance from other countries.
  5. All that the anti Trident politicians can see is the estimated cost which admittedly is eye watering until you try to cost out any alternative.We have seen in the past what happens when any land based nuclear defence system is set up.It becomes home to all the tree huggers,make love not war hippies and all the attendant unrest.I know they have a camp at Faslane but it seldom makes any headlines like the ones elsewhere.
  6. To quote Liam Fox, compare the cost of Trident replacement against the London Olympics. Same money, but one lasts for 30 years, the other for 2 weeks. No contest.
  7. And the Olympics are more likely to be a national embarrassment ;)
  8. Whatever could you mean... our finest 'efnic yoof dance crew' strutting their stuff while a specially commissioned display of fireworks and music symbolising our 'multicultural society' crackles in the background, followed by Wayne Rooney or some other such dribbler flicking a match into a petrol doused Ford Mondeo stolen by his cousin only hours before to light the Olympic flame.
  9. you're forgetting the new events lonestar

    1) synchronised "shanking"

    2) Pointless Petition Production

    3) Street racing with sub 1 litre cars (must have expired MOT and no tax)

    4) Buckfast brawling (A Special Scottish culture exhibition event)

    Any one have any other "best of British" suggestions

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