Sunday, 16 February 2014

Scrap Trident

nuclear disarmamentThe British government wants to spend over £100,000,000,000 (100 billion) on renewing the countries nuclear weapon capabilities.  These weapons will very unlikely be used and even if they are then that means world war III and so we're all f**ked anyway!

£100billion could be used to employ 150,000 nurses and teachers per year for the next 30 years, think what that could do to help the future of our country!
Instead our MPs are in favour of lining the pockets of the military industrial complex and giving a future leader the potential to commit mass genocide.

Billions are being cut from health care, education and public services.  Currently £3b a year is spent on nuclear weapons, the renewal of the trident nuclear submarines will have a £25 billion procurement cost and a lifetime programme cost of over £100b

The final decision on whether to proceed with the replacement is due to be taken in 2016.

You can sign a petition to scrap trident and it's replacement here

MPs have tabled Early Day Motion 150 Trident Replacement (EDM 150) which calls on the Government to cancel plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapon submarines, arguing the case on both security and spending grounds.

You can find your MP's email and contact details here and ask them to add their name to EDM 150 in support. 68 MP's have signed so far.
click here to see Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson's reply to my email. I suspect a standard Conservative Party template letter but keep trying!

Nagasaki, Japan, August 1945
Hiroshima, Japan, August 1945

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