Why are we learning about Trident replacement plan from the Pentagon, not Parliament?

Buddies: Johnson and Donald Trump seem to have shaken hands on a deal to replace Trident, without bothering with trifling matters like… I don’t know… democracy.

When did Parliament approve the plan to buy new nuclear warheads, replacing Trident, from the Pentagon?

I don’t remember that vote!

And if the UK’s MPs haven’t decided on it, then the decision hasn’t been made, and the United States government has no right to say it has.

That wouldn’t stop Boris Johnson telling them it had, though.

What do you reckon? That Johnson has done a secret deal – unilaterally – with the US?

That he intends to place it before Parliament as a fait accompli – a done deal that the UK now has to honour – probably under threat of losing trade deals with the US in the future?

So much for democracy!

Johnson’s Parliamentary majority is such that he would have had the decision he wanted if he had put the deal before MPs in the proper way.

So why did he do it like this?

To show that he can do what he wants? That he is, now, the UK’s dictator?

Britain has committed itself to buying a new generation of nuclear warheads to replace Trident, which will be based on US technology. The decision was revealed by Pentagon officials who disclosed it before an official announcement has been made by the government.

The revelation has dismayed MPs and experts who question why they have learned of the move – which will cost the UK billions of pounds – only after the decision has apparently been made. It has also raised questions about the UK’s commitment to staunching nuclear proliferation and the country’s reliance on the US for a central plank of its defence strategy.

Source: Pentagon reveals deal with Britain to replace Trident | UK news | The Guardian

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  1. Stu February 23, 2020 at 3:06 am - Reply

    It’s all part of the “GOD” game – Guns, Oil, Drugs, the 3 biggest earners and cause of wars and corruption throughout the world.
    The US has unashamedly become the worlds biggest arms dealer and happily greases many a palm or issues heavy sanctions to get it’s own way.

    Remember that staged scene at JCB when Bojob bulldozes his way to Brexit ?

  2. hugosmum70 February 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    do we NEED trade deals with the USA THAT much that we have to put up with this sort of thing? food from there sounds like a recipe for more illness n deaths here in the UK, something we just dont have facilities to contend with. i for one will do without rather than eat their food.especially so called fresh chicken. and anything else either suspect or that i myself arent sure of from there. i wish we didnt have to trade with them at all. for anything.

  3. Tony February 24, 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this.

    Deception is essential to nuclear weapons as this article also shows:


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