CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DEFENCE – DETERRENCE – 17 July 1998

Dr Julian Lewis: In support of what the hon. Gentleman [Bruce George] says, does he agree that there is a parallel between the argument that we must not take certain steps for fear of upsetting or strengthening the warmongers in Russia and that of unilateralists between 1981 and 1987 that, if NATO pressed on with nuclear deterrence, it would make war more, not less, likely? The reverse was the case, and he was one of a relatively small minority of Labour Members who stood up for that view.