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  • Corbyn: UK could keep Trident submarines but without warheads

    Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the UK could keep its Trident submarine fleet but without carrying nuclear warheads.
    The Labour leader told the Andrew Marr show that protecting defence jobs was his "first priority" and there were "options" for doing this while taking a lead in global nuclear "de-escalation".
    Labour, which is split over the issue of renewing Trident, has said the idea is similar to one adopted by Japan.
    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Labour would weaken the UK's defences.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35337432

    You don't get peace by being weak.

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    So they're saying these guys jobs are just to give them something to do and their skills are nothing to be proud of and then of course there's the navy personnel who will feel a laughing stock. Americans don't know true Marxists in their top politics. We do. This guy is an out and Marxist of the Cold War era and a genuine hater of The west and an ally of people who hate us abroad. His definition of Hamas etc is the "resistance" He's ideological garbage.

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    • #3
      As a compromise, it'll please neither those who follow him, nor those who oppose him, and is just plain stupid.

      He should stick to his guns about getting shot of the thing.
      Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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      • #4
        The subs are pretty high-end combat platforms, and can easily be modified to carry conventional weapons instead as a SSGN, which the USN did with 4 Ohios.

        Reasonable compromise, and good for the combat fleet.
        "[T]he worst that could be said of the Peninsula campaign was that thus far it had not been successful. To make it a failure was reserved for the agency of General Halleck." -Emory Upton

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        • #5
          Putin and the Chinese would love this thread.

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