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Who has the UK nuclear button while Johnson is ill? No comment

Who has the UK nuclear button while Johnson is ill? No comment, LONDON (Reuters) 7 April, – The British government declined on Tuesday to say who had responsibility for the United Kingdom’s nuclear codes while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is treated in intensive care for COVID-19 complications.

When asked by the BBC if Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had been handed the nuclear codes while Johnson receives treatment, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said: “There are well developed protocols which are in place.”  ….
Only the British prime minister can authorise a nuclear strike. Such an order would be transmitted to one of Britain’s nuclear submarines with a special set of codes.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-nuclear/who-has-the-uk-nuclear-button-while-johnson-is-ill-no-comment-idUSKBN21P0YL?feedType=mktg&feedName=topNews&WT.mc_id=Partner-Google

April 9, 2020 - Posted by | health

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