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    Default Re: (podcast) Letters of last resort

    Very interesting. Thanks for that link. As a Brit I am surprised that I had never heard of this "first duty of Prime Ministers", although I suppose given the history of nuclear weapons it is a relatively recent "tradition".

    On a personal note, I find disturbing the idea that if we can't live in this world then nobody can. A sentiment (near enough) that seems to be behind most thoughts of retaliation.


    And on an unrelated note, it should be remembered that Boris Johnson - like Theresa May - never won a general election. I see them as caretaker PMs, but, as with such events time will reveal how effective he will be.

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    Yes, the practice was news to me too, though presumably as old as the independent 'deterrent'.

    Illuminating anecdote about the character of the unelected PM.

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    Default Re: (podcast) Letters of last resort

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    And on an unrelated note, it should be remembered that Boris Johnson - like Theresa May - never won a general election. I see them as caretaker PMs, but, as with such events time will reveal how effective he will be.
    How soon we forget. Theresa May won a general election in June 2017. She kept saying she would not call one, then she did and lost her majority, but the Conservatives won more seats than any other party
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    I meant neither Johnson or May were elected by the public at the time of their elevation to the PMs office. Poor choice of words in my original statement.

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