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Reader's letter: What is government priority?

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The government claims it has insufficient money to continue the £20 supplement on Universal Credit, yet in March the Prime Minister announced a 44% increase in the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile for the first time since the Cold War.

Billions of pounds can be found for this move, which is widely condemned as breaching international law.

A UN spokesman said it is “contrary to its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and could have a damaging effect on global stability”.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, agreed by 122 states, puts them in the same taboo class as chemical and biological weapons and anti-personnel mines.

Roughly two-thirds of all countries oppose nuclear weapons.

Clearly, there need be no difficulty in finding the £20, and more, so desperately needed by an increasing number of our citizens. ­— DOROTHY WOOLLEY, Newark.

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