One of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s first chores in office is to write, in his own hand, instructions detailing
If circumstances so transpire, the letter would be opened by the commander of the British Trident submarine, who would have to act on the instruction on the assumption that the PM was no longer able to take “live” command.
Some options for the PM to consider for his letter of instruction are:
- Put yourself under the command of the
, if it is still there US
- Go to
- Use your own judgment.
John Major is said to have had to have run away from the task for a couple of days, while Tony Blair went white in the face.
I think I’d go white in the face, throw up, and run away.