UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 6:55 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip 6:55 pm, 18th July 2016

No. I think we have heard enough from the hon. Gentleman.

We need to think about how we actually present ourselves as a country. We cannot simply sit here saying, “Vengeance is the answer to all the problems that we face.” Some call it deterrence, but to me it is vengeance. We would be carrying out a revenge attack.

Earlier today, my hon. Friend George Kerevan asked the Prime Minister whether she would fire, and kill hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. Let us consider that question, because it is the question that we should be considering. That is what these weapons do.