UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 7:49 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Defence Committee 7:49 pm, 18th July 2016

To take my hon. Friend back to the earlier intervention, it is a fact that both Germany and the allies were racing to invent the atomic bomb. There is no doubt that if the Germans had got the atomic bomb first, they would have used it against us, and if we had got the atomic bomb, we would have used it against them, just as the allies did against Japan to bring the war to an end.