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Who has the UK nuclear button while Johnson is ill? No comment

 

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Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at a digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 4, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government declined on Tuesday to say who had responsibility for the United Kingdom’s nuclear codes while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is treated in intensive care for COVID-19 complications.

 

When asked by the BBC if Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had been handed the nuclear codes while Johnson receives treatment, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said: “There are well developed protocols which are in place.”

 

“I just really cannot talk about national security issues,” Gove said.

 

The United Kingdom is one of the world’s five official nuclear weapon states and has four nuclear submarines armed with Trident II D5 ballistic missiles loaded with nuclear warheads. The United Kingdom has a stockpile of about 215 nuclear warheads, though about 120 are operationally available.

 

Only the British prime minister can authorise a nuclear strike. Such an order would be transmitted to one of Britain’s nuclear submarines with a special set of codes.

 

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Personally I'd give them to the cat ..

He'd be the last person you'd think of interrogating or bumping off .. 

there again he might just run off up a tree in the back garden and you know what cats and tree's are like so they might need the Fire brigade to come around with a ladder to retrieve the codes .. Probably a delay you could do without at the point of nuclear Armageddon .. 

 

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I think this is a very minor thing to worry about at this time, I don't think any government has the time to be aggressive they are busy dealing with Covid and a collapsing global economy. 

 

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and he gave the answer 

 

nothing to see here 

 

move on

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Is it the top right breast pocket button, or the one holding my pants up now, I just can not remember.

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What kind of a <deleted> moron asks this <deleted>.

Did he ask just for <deleted>s and giggles?

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Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, jimmjam said:

What kind of a <deleted> moron asks this <deleted>.

Did he ask just for <deleted>s and giggles?

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Most of that that was deleted Jim, but I got the jist and tend to agree 🙂

 

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Sure hope it's not the London Mayor. He would start WW3 for sure.

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Who has the UK nuclear button

 

Mr Bean.

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Cannot say of the Nuclear button but the upcoming recession is gonna be huge for UK economy.

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