Are the candidates in favour of retaining our nuclear arsenal?
No, scrap ‘em and if we have to keep our boys in Afghanistan use the savings on providing them with decent kit. Evan Regan was willing to consider the zero option, what happened ? They’ll tell you it’s a deterrent, but has no-one told them the cold wars over and we lost, the Russians own our football teams.
What do the candidates feel is to be gained by our continued presence in Afghanistan?
Nothing, absolutely nothing, if there is any direct correlating between International terrorism and Afghanistan, it is as a direct result of our and our American cousins Foreign policy and bully boy tactics. Sticking our nose in where it’s not wanted and trying to Tell the rest of the world how it should behave. And the hypocrisy involved, Weapons of mass destruction? Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me.
We have a highly trained and well respected volunteer Army, in my opinion one of the best in the world and we use them to do what, policing duties. Send them in as part of NATO or UN forces to carry out specific operations, job done, get them the hell out of there. Let them do what they train for. Clear Exit strategy, not difficult stop meddling in other countries politics and baby-sitting fledgling democracies (most of which are suspect) ‘till we get our own right.