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Bombing by numbers

Issue No. 2341

In 2010 the government released figures stating that the Trident system is made up of:

  • 4 submarines with one on patrol at any one time
  • 8 Trident missiles on each submarine
  • 180 nuclear warheads. Each missile carries up to 12—all of which will be replaced

What could you get for the same money?

  • 120,000 newly qualified nurses every year for the next 10 years
  • Or

  • 60,000 newly-qualified teachers every year for the next 20 years
  • Or

  • £2,500 for every pensioner, or free public transport for generations to come

Hypocrisy over Israel's nukes

Nuclear weapons make the world a more dangerous place.

Israel holds nuclear weapons and yet has refused to sign up to the United Nations (UN) non-proliferation treaty.

In December of last year member states of the UN voted 179 to six that Israel must let weapons inspectors in—and still it refuses.

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