IT would not be a big deal if Plymouth was destroyed in a nuclear explosion, according to the government.
Ministers decided to relocate Trident to Plymouth if Scotland goes independent, because of the chance that something might go horribly wrong with the missiles’ ‘auto-destruct’ mechanism.
A government spokesperson said: We agreed that anything nuclear you want as far away from the important areas of the UK – London and the nice bits where politicians live – as possible.
Thats why Sellafields in the North West, so that if it goes pear-shaped all weve really lost is a few sheep and Carlisle.
So for Trident it was a toss-up between Plymouth and Stoke. Which was most expendable?
“We went with Plymouth because at least anyone whos on fire can run into the sea which gives them a fighting chance.