Thursday, June 22, 2006

Brown stymies Trident debate

Hours after Tony Blair dodged the issue at question time, promising a full debate in Parliament before any decision is made, Gordon Brown, whose position as PM in waiting is so far unchallenged, announced his commitment to Britain's retention of her independent nuclear capability.

We may ask ourselves, however, where the line is drawn between "retention" and "proliferation".

Treasury sources have made it clear that, while Brown spoke of retaining the nuclear deterrent, he is prepared to set aside £20bn to replace Trident.

Is this not "proliferation" by any other name?

Labour at the crossroads

Although I agree with the intention the post was meant to give, I don't think that what was said is proliferation.
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