UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 6:07 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 6:07 pm, 18th July 2016

One lesson from history must be from Nye Bevan, who said as Foreign Secretary that he should not be sent

“naked into the conference chamber”.

What sort of emperor in new clothing would go into a conference chamber with President Putin, for example, and say, “I don’t have nuclear weapons—well, I have some nuclear-powered subs, but there are no weapons on them”?