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A Trident Nuclear Submarine Could Be Cut To Save Costs

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The UK's four Trident nuclear submarines could be cut to three as the Ministry of Defence studies areas where it can save money, Liam Fox has said.

The defence secretary said the MoD was looking at "the absolute mother of horrors of a spending review".

He said the fleet would only be reduced if it was possible to do so without compromising the UK's sea defences.

The government is carrying out a strategic defence review of the shape and size of the UK's armed forces.

The Trident vessels currently provide a nuclear deterrent because the submarines, under the waves in secret locations, would be almost impossible to destroy in a pre-emptive strike.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10623343

What a waste of money! Use it to Contract UK construction companies to build a Severn Barrage or similar...Crazy when societies essential services are being but.

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The UK's four Trident nuclear submarines could be cut to three as the Ministry of Defence studies areas where it can save money, Liam Fox has said.

The defence secretary said the MoD was looking at "the absolute mother of horrors of a spending review".

He said the fleet would only be reduced if it was possible to do so without compromising the UK's sea defences.

The government is carrying out a strategic defence review of the shape and size of the UK's armed forces.

The Trident vessels currently provide a nuclear deterrent because the submarines, under the waves in secret locations, would be almost impossible to destroy in a pre-emptive strike.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10623343

What a waste of money! Use it to Contract UK construction companies to build a Severn Barrage or similar...Crazy when societies essential services are being but.

That must surely be coming. I'm not sure how they deal with the lutoclines (the fine sediment flows in the benthic zone), but surely the Severn Barage must be on the agenda.

Should have let a few banks go and funnel the money into real things like the barage, at least you'd create real employment and future sustainable energy.

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Beach them all in popular seaside resorts.

Torch the tops off the hulls all round and let them fill with rainwater.

Yay! Self-heating swimming pools!

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Imagine being in an underwater tube, going around in circles. Each day you go near the surface, and a ticker-tape prints some co-ordinates. You punch the numbers into a stupid little mechanical computer and flip the red button open. The morons on board prime the missiles. You wait - then - the ticker tape says 'Stand down'. You close the red button, morons close switches and start talking again. The underwater tube dives deep and starts going around in circles again.

You repeat this every day for 12 months.

What a complete and utter waste of time, money and resources. Just so that you could fry some god awful place, like kwakastan.

FFS - when will humans ever grow up?

Edit - shitte spelling as pissed.

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Imagine being in an underwater tube, going around in circles. Each day you go near the surface, and a ticker-tape prints some co-ordinates. You punch the numbers into a stupid little mechanical computer and flip the red button open. The morons on board prime the missiles. You wait - then - the ticker tape says 'Stand down'. You close the red button, morons close switches and start talking again. The underwater tube dives deep and starts going around in circles again.

You repeat this every day for 12 months.

What a complete and utter waste of time, money and resources. Just so that you could fry some god awful place, like kwakastan.

FFS - when will humans ever grow up?

Edit - shitte spelling as pissed.

More to the point, no one is really bothered about us nowadays.

I do think that having a nuclear capability is useful in military terms, since the alternative is having sufficient conventional forces to resist any reasonable attack - which could prove more expensive overall. But a land based system over several sites (with a number of dummy sites) would give pretty much the same capability against almost any scenario short of Judgement Day.

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  • 145 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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