"The arms that you wield now are not such as your forefathers wielded; but they are infinitely more effective, and infinitely more irresistable" ~ Cymru Fydd leaflet, 1890

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Did your MP vote against new nukes?

The latest figure on renewing the UK's nuclear weapons stands at between £167 billion (MoD) and £205 billion (CnD) depending on whose figures you believe. Both eye watering amounts are calculated on the initial cost plus 30 years worth of upkeep.

New Prime Minister Theresa May opted to call a vote on renewing the nukes, presumably in order to piss off Scotland a bit more and as an easy way of causing further division amongst Labour.

But enough about that, let's get on with showing who voted to spend billions of pounds on weapons of mass destruction and who didn't.

Wouldn't you prefer a good game of chess?

Here's the list in full.

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That means that all of the Tories in Wales voted for new nukes.
18 of the 25 Labour MPs voted for new nukes, two didn't turn up.
All of the Plaid Cymru voted against new nukes.
The sole Lib Dem vote against.

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