What the Labour leader could have said is that he is totally committed to the security of Britain – but that renewing Trident would do nothing for anyone’s security.
Even the armed forces know that having nuclear weapons on constant alert is an expensive irrelevance in a post-Cold War world.
That no number of nuclear submarines can have any deterrent effect against any plausible enemies, such as Al-Qaeda or Islamic State.
My aunt Lorna Arnold, who died last year, was the official history of Britain’s nuclear industry. When she spoke about nuclear weapons, she knew what she was talking about – and regretted bitterly that our politicians didn’t.
With both Labour and Tories supporting Trident, it seems we’re stuck with it whatever the outcome of the election.
Just think how much social care, how many doctors, teachers, libraries and nursery places that estimated £100billion might have funded.
But for some reason politicians on both sides of the House seem to think those things are less vital than continuing to play our part in a pointless war game.
On May 7, the day we elect a new government, you’ll also be invited to vote for your town or parish council.
At least, you will if you’re lucky. And if there are enough people out there willing to serve the community for no reward.
In the spirit of doing my bit for local democracy, I’m standing for my town council as a Green Party candidate.
I don’t, in all honesty, expect to get in. Not with three Conservatives and one very good sitting LibDem councillor competing for the four available seats in my ward. And not with the boost in turnout - especially for the traditional 'major' parties - that local elections always get when they are held on General Election day.
But if I hadn’t put myself forward, there wouldn’t even be a contest. Those four would simply have claimed their council seats unopposed.
Just as thousands of unelected parish councillors throughout the country have done since nominations closed last week.
Next time you feel like complaining about the bloomin’ council, you might remember that.