I have said before in this blog that nuclear weapons are an abomination and an affront to humanity. Not everyone agrees, well that is their prerogative. However it seems that even the Tories are confused. This picture says it all. With thanks to CND for the graphic. You can see the BBC This Week programme on the BBC web site.

M Portillo on Nuclear Weapons

Those of us of certain vintage will remember the ’97 election and the “Were you still up for Portillo” moment.

My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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2 comments on “Confused?
  1. […] should take its due share of dividends. Consider a carbon tax and no subsides for nuclear power. Trident must go, it is useless, expensive and definitely doesn’t do what is says on the tin, (even […]


  2. […] credentials clear and sensible thinking around Trident is also required. As I have said before even Michael Portillo, arch Thatcherite admits it is […]


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