UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 5:47 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour/Co-operative, Barrow and Furness 5:47 pm, 18th July 2016

It is a pleasure to follow that imaginative speech by Crispin Blunt. I only wish he had brought in his fag packet so that we could have better understood the figures he tried to explain, but to no avail.

I am proud, unlike the people who are acting for our Front Bench today, to speak for the Labour party in this debate. It is the party of Attlee and Bevin, Nye Bevan and Stafford Crips—the men who witnessed the terrible birth of nuclear destruction and understood, with heavy hearts, that they should protect the world by building the capacity to deter others from unleashing it again.