Tuesday, 1 November 2005


The PM is at odds with Labour backbenchers regarding a proposed upgrade of the Trident nuclear missile system. The backbenchers believe that the government should spend funding (which is approximately £20 billion) on public services.

I must say, for once, I'm in agreement with Blair pertaining to this issue. As a libertarian, I don't believe in "public services". Most of these "services" are based upon force, both against the person and property.

Protecting the sovereignty of the nation is one of government's legitimate functions. If possessing a nuclear arsenal (which IMO should be increased) is necessary for our protection, then so be it. In my estimation, a libertarian government shouldn't unilaterally eliminate our nuclear deterrant.