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Cabinet Committees

Asked again about reports that a new Cabinet Committee had been set up to monitor UK-US relations, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that as he had told journalists this morning, we never commented on Cabinet Committees. Asked if he was suggesting that such a Committee did, in fact, exist, the PMOS said he was simply making the point that we never discussed Cabinet Committees. Put to him that we published an updated list of Committees at fairly regular intervals and that the list in the latest edition of Vacher’s did not record such a Committee, the PMOS referred journalists to the Cabinet Office who, he said, were more knowledgeable about Cabinet Committees than he was. Pressed repeatedly as to whether a Cabinet Committee on UK-US relations had been set up, the PMOS said that he would make the relevant enquiries on journalists’ behalf and they could ask their questions again at tomorrow morning’s briefing.

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  1. UK-US relation`s,that`s a good one.The U.S.will not let us use Trident.They must not trust us.Why did we spend hundred`s of million`s of pound`s on something we can`t use!!!.

    Comment by george dutton — 4 Sep 2004 on 7:54 pm | Link
  2. Why change the habit of a lifetime?!

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 5 Sep 2004 on 4:08 pm | Link
  3. Why would anybody want to *use* these things? It’s a bloody submarine-launched ICBM.

    Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile.

    What the hell do we think we’re going to *do* with a missile, using high-tech "Bravery of Being Out Of Range" American technology to swat a random target on a different continent from the comfort of our own home?

    It’s a MIRV nuclear delivery system. They can keep it. It’s got no bloody use.

    Comment by Gregory Block — 6 Sep 2004 on 10:04 am | Link
  4. I was referring to the cost of it all.Think of the house`s we could have built!.As for buying it in the first place "does it act as a deterrent!".France is the only country in Europe as far as I know that has an independent nuclear deterrent.

    Comment by george dutton — 6 Sep 2004 on 1:20 pm | Link
  5. That just means that the French are the only other idiots, besides the UK, to continue to believe that posession of nuclear arms is a "deterrent", and not "an excuse for others to covertly develop nuclear arms".

    You think recent events would have taught that lesson, but no.

    Comment by Gregory Block — 6 Sep 2004 on 2:36 pm | Link

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