London, July 26 (RHC)-- British Prime Minister Theresa May says she would be ready to allow a nuclear strike that can result in the deaths of 100,000 people. May made the inflammatory remarks during a recent debate on whether to renew the country's Trident nuclear deterrent.
Scottish National Party (SNP) MP George Kerevan intervened in her opening speech, asking: "Is she personally prepared to authorize a nuclear strike that can kill 100,000 innocent men, women and children?" May responded calmly: "Yes." And the new British prime minister added: "I have to say to the honorable gentleman the whole point of a deterrent is that our enemies need to know that we would be prepared to use it."
Prime Minister May expressed sadness at the Green Party and some members of the Labour party who she said appear to be the "first to defend the country's enemies." She described it as an act of "gross irresponsibility" not to renew the country's deterrent, adding that Trident "has been an insurance policy" for the UK for nearly half a century.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, responded to May, saying that he does not "believe the threat of mass murder is a legitimate way to go about international relations."
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