No nuclear weapons have been used in anger since 1945. The very thought of nuclear weapons being used is so bad that no one has done so for fear of annihilation. So these things sit around gathering dust, occasionally being replaced by newer, faster, more powerful weapons that in turn will sit around gathering dust. We, as a Nation, are all but broke. These weapons cost a fortune to design, procure, store and replace. And will we ever use them? Are they (ours, not America's) really a deterrent when our sworn Allies (NATO) have them and will act according to the Treaty and defend us against aggression? Even without NATO/USA are we likely to be hit by anyone with Nuclear Weapons in such a way that ours could be used in retaliation? Surely it must now be time to say that Nuclear Weapons are out of date and we no longer need or want them. Save the billions that Trident costs us and use it to fix some of the problems at home. Some of you will now say that being in the Nuclear Club ensures our seat on the Security Council. Does it? And if we lose our seat along with the weapons, does it really matter. Personally I think we're now fighting above our weight and need to pull back and look after ourselves for a while. Bit of a ramble, but there you go. Over to you.