More proof that unilateral disarmament doesn't work
In the various debates I've done against CND over the last year they have often said that the UK should emulate the small number of countries which have unilaterally given up their nuclear weapons.
One of those countries is Ukraine, which inherited part of the USSR's nuclear arsenal but decided it didn't want to be a nuclear power.
Today's Guardian shows that unfortunately this has not stopped Russia demonstrating Slavic neighbourliness by threatening to retarget its nukes at Ukraine if it dares to participate in US plans for a missile defence shield.
Proof that unilaterally ceasing to be a member of the nuclear club doesn't buy you peace and goodwill, it just makes you vulnerable to bullying by nuclear-armed states.