posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:56 PM
If the Prime Minister and his Cabinet were nuked in a time of tension, then the Prime Minister's Deputy, (not necessarily the Deputy Prime Minister)
would release control of the UK's nuclear weapons to the Chief of the Defence Staff. If the attack was a "bolt from the blue" and the Prime
Minister's Deputy was also killed, then the Trident "envelope" system comes into play.
According to Professor Hennessey, in his book The Secret State, each new Prime Minister has to write orders for each Trident submarine commander in
the event that the UK had been hit by a "bolt from the blue" nuclear attack. No-one except for the Prime Minister knows the contents of the letters,
but it is thought that they contain one of four choices.
1. Put yourself under the command of the United States, if it is still there.
2. Make you way to Australia, if it is still there.
3. Get on with it and take out Moscow (or the capital of whichever country
has initiated the attack)
4. Use your own judgement.
Ah, I hear you ask, how does the Trident commander know when to open the envelopes and carry out orders from a now dead Prime Minister?
One of the very last tests-carried out over several days- is that the BBC Radio 4 Today programme has been silenced.
Read Prof Hennessy's book, The Secret State, for more fascinating information on the UK'S past plans for the end of the world. It's a hoot