And since when was this what General Elections were about, anyway? This kind of chest-beating in relation to what are essentially science-fictional scenarios such as nuclear wars?
Yet that is where we are. It is apparently barking mad to advocate free school meals for all primary pupils, but perfectly sane to refuse to rule out a nuclear strike.
For so we are informed by the man who presided over the misfiring of a Trident missile at Florida, the man who wants to abolish the Royal Marines, the comedy star of this Election, the Pompous Tory Voice's Pompous Tory Voice, Sir Michael "An Energy Freeze Is Not An Energy Cap" Fallon.