Warmongering UK prime minister Boris Johnson is reversing plans to reduce the UK’s arsenal of nuclear weapons after a review of foreign policy.
From what the news reports are telling me – and they are confused – it seems he wants to start a war with a country bordering on or within the Indian or Pacific Oceans and wants to set off a few nuclear weapons, to show how hard he is.
Well, he’s a blowhard, that’s for sure.
And a liar. We knew that already, but today’s reason for saying it can be summed up with the following tweet:
There's apparently no money for nurses to get a proper pay rise.
But there's billions available for even more nuclear weapons.
— Richard Burgon MP (@RichardBurgon) March 16, 2021
Yes – Johnson has said there is no money available to prevent nurses from receiving a real-terms pay cut, yet it seems he has plenty to spaff around on penis-substitutes that nobody in their right mind would ever take out of their box.
He’s going to halt a planned reduction of our nuclear stockpile to 180 warheads and instead increase it to 260 – a rise of around 45 per cent. Nobody’s saying what this will cost but we’re looking at many billions of pounds.
Already Johnson’s cheerleaders are making stupid suggestions that the UK will be invaded if Johnson doesn’t start piling on the kilotons. This is nonsense.
The 195 bombs we currently have possess a yield of 100 kilotons – nearly seven times as much as the Hiroshima bomb. Setting off even one of them would be devastating enough – and the only situation in which that could be envisaged is one in which other countries were threatening – or doing – the same.
If that happened, there wouldn’t be a UK to invade.
As a deterrent, 195 warheads is many more than enough. How many times do these damned fools think they can blow up the world?
The backlash has already started:
Let’s not bother with a ‘Children in Need’ day this year.
Let’s have a ‘Trident in Need’ day and give all of those nuclear billions to poor children instead.
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) March 16, 2021
Cap on Trident nuclear warhead stockpile to rise by more than 40% https://t.co/WeVrS7le47
Yet we're told that Covid has decimated the economy to such an extent, we can't afford to pay NHS & public sector workers a decent wage.
Strange priorities !
— Clare Hepworth OBE (@Hepworthclare) March 16, 2021
This is cos of "a realistic possibility" of chemical or nuclear terror attack by 2030.
But if, as in 9/11, a group of noncombatants from 4 different nations bomb us, are we gonna nuke 4 capital cities? Not a chance.
Idiotic, dangerous, flashy bullshit.https://t.co/Rqq0spRfsx
— Russ (@RussInCheshire) March 15, 2021
Did you miss those messages when they went up?
Well, guess what: if Johnson gets his way – and with the majority UK voters gave him, he will – this is the only form of protest that his government will allow in the future. Silent protest.
People won’t be allowed to congregate in the streets with banners, and made speeches, or make any visible or audible show of protest because that will provide Priti Patel’s puppet police with the only excuse they need to wade in with their truncheons, break heads and make arrests.
As a result, most of the population – you know the type; the ones who are happy to be distracted with celebrity gossip and junk TV about buying houses – won’t even know there’s anything wrong.
That’s the reason the anti-protest law is being imposed, of course.
Remember when Hitler took power in Germany? He built a bunker in which to plan a massive war, built up his army and stockpiled weapons, while controlling the majority of his population with propaganda and persecuting any dissenters.
For decades, people said it could never happen here in the UK.
How do you feel, now that it is happening here?
Source: Integrated review: UK to lift cap on nuclear stockpile – BBC News
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It is very likely that this is a dead cat to mask the passing of The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
I challenge you to find a single mention of it in the right-wing media or even the Bojob’s Broadcasting Corporation.
It’s been all over the print media, including the BBC website.
As it is at the moment we have 195 bombs but nowhere near 195 targets nor even the ability to launch that many before we get wiped out ourselves. All you need is a full load for each launch vehicle, end of. Anything else is superfluous.
Of course the new talk, ensuring that China know it is included as a target makes sure we are a target in return.
There’s no tactical advantage to this, the only thing we’re doing is wasting money. None of the defence experts have backed spending more on nukes, they’d rather it went on conventional weapons/manpower.
I live near the base where many of these are. In the event of us deciding to use these weapons I have the advantage of a quick death, others will linger in a horrible death from radiation poisoning.
Little fascist dictator dick johnson is a kid in a sweet shop – he’s splashing our money around as if it is sweets and at the same promoting himself as ‘great leader!’
‘Remember when Hitler took power in Germany? He built a bunker in which to plan a massive war, built up his army and stockpiled weapons, while controlling the majority of his population with propaganda and persecuting any dissenters.’
Yes and little fascist dictator is copying Hitler’s tactics – dick johnson is criminalising our human right to demonstrate and protest against government because he knows this is how a fascist keeps political power!
At the same time little fascist dick johnson is going to buy more nuclear weapons which he will store under his bed to ensure he is protected from the ‘enemy!’ I can hardly believe the stupidity of so many women and men continuing to idolise and support this stupid little fascist dictator dick johnson!
Little england is indeed now a fascist state and the stupid women and men didn’t see it happening!
No worries then about the nurses and other low paid NHS staff – they can all starve because little fascist dick johnson is spending our money on useless nuclear weapons!! We need just one to start a nuclear war not hundreds!
Coming to a dictatorship near you, soon.
Peace isn’t profitable.
Minor point, Mike – “The 195 bombs we currently have possess a yield of 100 kilotons” – I think a good amendment would be to add the word ‘EACH’ after “100 kilotons”. Just to remove any doubt… And, possibly, add the explanation that ‘kiloton’ means the equivalent of 1000 tons of TNT, an ‘ordinary’ (non-nuclear) high explosive! Plus maybe, as a reminder, a photo of Hiroshima after a nuclear bomb of between 13 and 18 kilotons. Spelling it out won’t hurt. I’d guess most people wouldn’t have much of a clue…