Theresa May & Michael Fallon making dangerous comments about the use of nuclear weapons. I presume they both have their own private bunkers

UK talks of nukes ‘as a first strike’

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on April 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on April 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

British Prime Minister Theresa May will use nuclear weapons “as a first strike” against UK’s enemies, even if the country is not directly attacked, says Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.

“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told state-funded BBC on Monday.

Asked what the circumstances would be, the British Defense chief said, “They are better not specified or described, which would only give comfort to our enemies and make the deterrent less credible.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing street in central London on April 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

He further argued that “The whole point about the deterrent is that you have got to leave uncertainty in the mind of anyone who might be thinking of using weapons against this country.”

Later in the day, Fallon’s spokesman asserted that there was “no reason to disagree with what the defense secretary said.”

Last year, a vote in the House of Commons saw MPs vote for Trident’s renewal, which would cost billions of pounds.

Activists oppose the renewal of Trident, describing it as a violation of international commitments, unsafe and ill-suited for contemporary warfare.

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