UK Labour Party Leader: Nukes No Help On 9/11
In a bizarre twist of reasoning, Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the UK Labour Party invoked the deadly 9/11 terror attack as an argument against nuclear weapons.
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He said the following to reporters at his party’s annual conference:
“Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction, they take out millions of civilians,They didn’t do the U.S. much good on 9/11. The problems of this world are not huge wars.”
These comments were pounced on by members of the government at all levels including Prime Minister David Cameron who said:
“The independent nuclear deterrent that we have in Britain is a vital insurance policy for our nation in what is a very dangerous world, and, frankly, the way the Labour leader has answered that question demonstrates that Labour can’t be trusted with our national security, which after all is the most important duty of government.”
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Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party, used the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington to defend his stance against nuclear weapons.
“Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction, they take out millions of civilians,” Corbyn told reporters at his party’s annual conference in Brighton, southern England, on Wednesday. “They didn’t do the U.S. much good on 9/11. The problems of this world are not huge wars.”
The suicide strikes in 2001 killed almost 3,000 people. Corbyn invoked them as he defended a statement in a BBC Radio interview earlier Wednesday that if he became prime minister, he would never authorize the use of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.
That answer had already been attacked by his defense spokeswoman, Maria Eagle. “I don’t think that a potential prime minister answering a question like that, in the way in which he did, is helpful,” she told the BBC.