Given her history of authoritarianism as home secretary, we knew that Theresa may, the UK's new Prime Minister, would be bad news. But one of her first acts in office has been to announce her desire to commit mass murder:
Theresa May has declared without hesitation that she would order a nuclear strike to kill hundreds of thousands of people if she thought it was necessary.
The Prime Minister gave the blunt reply during a parliamentary debate on the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons programme, which many suspect was staged by the government for the sole purpose of drawing attention to the rift between Jeremy Corbyn and a majority of Labour MPs.
Ms May was challenged by the SNP’s George Kerevan, who asked: "Are you prepared to authorise a nuclear strike that could kill hundreds of thousands of men, women and children?”
Ms May replied with one word: “Yes.”
In a civilised country, this would be seen as making her unfit for office, if not mentally unwell. But in the UK, still nostalgic for its bloody and criminal empire, its seen as being "strong". Ans so MPs obediently lined up to commit themselves to wasting a fortune on weapons whose sole purpose is mass murder, while denouncing anyone who recognises it as foolish and immoral as foolish and immoral.
Still, there's a positive side: May has also given the Scots yet another reason to leave. Because there's simply no hope for a peaceful, nuclear-free Scotland as part of the UK.