In the autumn of 2006 Tony Blair announced that Britain needed to replace its nuclear weapons system, ‘Trident.’ This will cost £15,000,000,000 of taxpayers money and occupy years of government and industry time.
Is this really what our government should be preoccupied with? If Trident is a weapon we will not use, it is worthless. If it is a weapon we must be prepared to use, this sends a dangerous message to the world, kick starting a new nuclear arms race. Britain stands at a crossroads – one way to war, and one way to peace.
A decision on Trident will be voted on in Parliament later this month. Don’t stay silent. Resist.
Faslane 365 is a peaceful blockade of the Trident nuclear submarine base in Scotland and York is joining for a weekend in Easter. Visit York at Faslane 365 for more info or email rjl502.
Want to join the blockade or just find out more? York@Faslane is meeting 8.30pm weds week 5 in V/123
+ Caroline Lucas MEP talks on Trident 3.15pm thurs week 5 in A/TB057
+ Saturday 24th of February is the National Demo against Trident, email firstname.lastname@example.org for £9 coach tickets to London
This article was originally published in Issue 2 of GoodMag.