Monday, March 05, 2007

Trident

(Disclaimer: From a pinko's anti-nuke perspective)*

With the current debate on Trident, there are two audio clips that are worth listening to. One, from the Now Show, is funny and new and borrows from the other, which is a speech called 'Nuclear Weapons are Morally Indefensible' and is from the late New Zealand Prime Minister, the Hon David Lange. This is old and occasionally funny, was the Oxford Union Debate in 1985, and while being quite long is worth listening to. It remains as prescient today as it did in 1985.

By the way, Aotearoa is still being punished by our 'friends' for this one.

*Although if the aliens do come, and they don't come in peace, I'll be willing to admit I was wrong.

1 comment:

Rhys Lewis said...

Leaving aside the question of whether anyone should have a nuclear deterrent, I think the question with Trident is whether the UK should have one. If we assume the deterrent case for a moment, then I can't see why it is necessary for the UK to deploy it when the US, France and Israel hold nuclear weapons. Who on earth would the UK want to nuke that they could not rely on the others to take care of? Why not just make a donation?