Chilling reality behind rhetoric
COULD the “words of war” between Kim and Donald be the oldest political trick in the book: rhetoric designed to show that there’s a tough guy in charge, boost ratings and cover up shortcomings on the home front (Talking the world into nuclear war, The world, August 13)? As David Pratt points out, watch for US civilians packing their cases in Seoul and Guam, then make for shelter. Theresa May is silent for obvious reasons and many Tories still live the glory of Waterloo.
Any escalation might well involve Coulport. Without being alarmist, these are dangerous days. Scotland must react now before the job goes wrong: independence minus Trident.