If Trident missile launches are so secret, why was I invited by the British Embassy in Washington to go and watch one? I and several other invited guests watched the occasion from an American support ship, where we were given souvenir baseball caps, lent powerful binoculars and plied with hot dogs.It was May 1994 and HMS Vanguard was launching Britain’s first ever D-5 Trident rocket down the 5,000-mile range towards Ascension Island. They nearly succeeded, but just as time was about to run out, the sinister cylinder leapt from the warm Florida sea (we weren’t far from Orlando and Disney World), ignited and hurtled off towards Africa, via space.
Fuddled with flu, I eventually worked out which of these I preferred. But the huge, expensive effort to pretend that there are no objective differences between the sexes is very bad, because it simply isn’t true, and I think much sadness will result from it.But, of course, the whole point was that it wouldn’t have mattered. It revels in portraying her as a heavy smoker, something she sought to hide in real life.Given that we’re broke, that the Cold War ended in 1991, and we aren’t a superpower, I should have thought the answer is obvious.We don’t need this colossal weapon any more than an elderly suburban couple need to starve themselves to maintain a Lamborghini.Japan Cupid has connected thousands of Japanese singles with their matches from around the world, making it one of the most trusted Japanese dating sites.
Whether you’re looking for a date or the love of your life, find them in a fun and secure environment on Japan Cupid.I have absolutely no doubt that the Russian Navy was also watching the £17 million spectacular.It had long been a tradition for them to do so, as the launches are announced in advance to make sure aircraft stay out of the way.Those caught with illegal drugs (which in many cases carry a theoretical penalty of seven years in prison) are offered a ‘workshop’ which lasts three and a half hours. So far, nearly 350 people have taken advantage of the ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ offer, made even to those with past drug convictions.The scheme was devised by the force’s ‘drug strategy manager’, who is not a police officer.They told me testily: ‘This Government has no intention of decriminalising drugs’ – guiltily answering a question I hadn’t even asked. For decades (I’ve written a book about it) the Home Office has been decriminalising cannabis in practice, often while making loud claims that this will ‘free up’ officers to fight the supposedly ‘harder drugs’. A few noisy raids on dealers are expected to fool the public into believing something is being done.