The Labour Government and Nuclear Weapons 1964–70
The Labour Party won the October 1964 general election after a campaign during which the Conservative Party had suggested that the future of the nuclear deterrent was at stake. Yet the Polaris programme survived the new Government, with the only slight concession to the anti-nuclear lobby being the cut of the planned force from five to four boats.
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Reactor Core Labour Party Ballistic Missile Cuban Missile Crisis
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