Plans by the Royal Navy to celebrate 50 years of British nuclear weapons at sea are “horrifying” and should be abandoned, say peace campaigners. This year marks half a century since the Ministry of Defence began nuclear deterrent patrols by submarines armed with nuclear weapons. The UK government is planning several events to mark the juncture, including services at Westminster Abbey and Edinburgh Castle. But critics say the use of weapons of mass destruction would result in the “indiscriminate slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent people” and should not be celebrated.
The Ferret 18th April 2019 read more »