• Question: What's your opinion on the use of Engineering to develop military weaponry? Do you think it's necessary in today's world?

    Asked by Harukaoki to Matthew, Neil, Pete, Philippa on 18 Mar 2015. This question was also asked by Cube King Of The Mini Rainbow Kingdom Of Kings.
    • Photo: Neil Taylor

      Neil Taylor answered on 18 Mar 2015:


      I think it’s the competition between the hope that we will never have to use weaponry versus the responsibility of a government to protect its people.

      It will depend on the threats that face a particular country, and everyone will draw the line in a different place.

      Hope this helps!

    • Photo: Pete Symons

      Pete Symons answered on 19 Mar 2015:

      Hi Harukaoki,

      Unfortunately if we didn’t terrorist would, we don;t use weapons so much for offence reasons, other than for fighting terrorism and therefore keeping the UK a safer place to live. It’s unfortunate we need to build weapons but it’s a necessity for Defence and probably always will be.