Are Trident nukes the best way to spend £205bn with a massive financial crisis ahead of us? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Are Trident nukes the best way to spend £205bn with a massive financial crisis ahead of us?

The UK needs to rethink its priorities in light of the economic destruction wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. It can no longer afford to play in the big league by remaining a nuclear power.

Coronavirus has given the global economy a real kick in the teeth, with many countries seeing large swathes of their national economies grind to a halt. Total losses will reportedly amount to $12 trillion this year, equivalent to a five percent decline of the global economy.

The UK government has already spent an extra £190 billion since the start of the pandemic, well in excess of the nation’s entire annual healthcare budget, and it is believed that expenditure over the course of the current financial year (April 2020-April 2021) will amount to around £300 billion.

The massive financial loss overlooks the pandemic’s human cost such as effects upon mental health and an expected escalation in unemployment levels that will likely manifest once the government’s furlough scheme ends later this year. Major companies have already announced UK job losses running into the thousands.

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