UK plans to cut Trident fleet in nuclear overture

Discussion in 'Tanks, planes & ships' started by petergriffen, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. Times article


    What a moron, will China reduce it's arsenal?....will India? ect.....
     
  2. Don't panic, the Americans and the French will protect us.

    Ah, a taxi, goodnight.
     
  3. this is broon trying to be a statesmen and risking the future of the UK to do it.

    The guy is a buffoon.
     
  4. Its costs gives us nothing (apart from that permanent seat on the Security Council), thus it must be cut. And it grabs headlines as being cut.

    The Guardian readers will cream their jeans.

    Good news all round, right? Right?
     
  5. Jesus I'm not even Britiish and Gordon Brown annoys the shit out of me...that takes some skill on his part.
    Where did he learn how to run a nation?.......Ikea?
     
  6. Ah, you're all so quick to jump down his throat that you have missed the beatiful simplicity of this suggestion. We will only need three hulls to enable the Vanguard class replacement to maintain the same routine, so will be able to:
    a) claim the moral high-ground by announcing a unilateral arms reduction,
    b) save a bit of cash to spend on the important things in life, like myth-busters in Leicester.
    without having an adverse effect on our deterrence capability.
     
  7. They've got mythbusters in leicester now? They're spreading!!!!!!!!!

    In all seriousness, its just posturing by Brown trying to show he's a statesman like Blair. Cutting the nuclear detterent as some kind of political grandstanding is not acceptable.

    Absolute goon.
     
  8. not the only thing Brown's prepared to give up: dignity, sovereignty...
     
  9. This is Broon's attempt to get back in to Mr Obama's good books after the Lockerbie bomber release fiasco & our Armed forces are yet again the escape goat for Broon's attempt to grab the headlines away from the Baroness Scotland affair also.
     
  10. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    The deluded fool will think this is win win for him

    He can stand up and be remembered as the man who started the world Nuclear disarmarment program(yeah right) with his bold move

    He can stand up at the Labour Party conferance knowing he's got some cash saved and dosn't have to cut anything that will upset the unions and lose the party money and support

    Alternatively he can cary on seeing what the Tories and Lib Dems are sprouting and nick all their policies - worked for Bliar

    Dosen't get it does he he's still fukced
     
  11. I bet the single-eyed one will rush to try & implement this one before his downfall happens, & it'll be an all-out push unlike the majority of the projected "cuts" he could only just bring himself to mention the other day......
    Especially as when he was a student he was a card-carrying member of CND, just like His Smiling Insincerity was too....... :evil: :evil:
     
  12. Why we need Trident
     
  13. you can see how him and his ilk use world events/red herrings to get through stuff they always wanted to get through, but couldn't justify it before. Another example is the bank bonus issue - they had a problem("immoral") with these long before the credit crunch.
     
  14. Hmm, what a fool. He should get rid of the other three as well.
     
  15. thats for later - come to think, that reminds me - this is similar to CND circa 1983 - give ours up and the rest of the world will follow suit, but different in that it's piecemeal instead of all at once